Sensation and Perception

Sensation and Perception

By: John Harris (author)Hardback

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Sensation and Perception covers in detail the perceptual processes related to vision and hearing, taste and smell, touch and pain as well as the vestibular and proprioceptive systems. Individual chapters cover separate topics including the fast-developing areas of perception of emotions and attractiveness and recognition of faces, plus newer topics not seen regularly in other textbooks, for example changes in perception throughout the lifespan and pathologies of perception. Key features: Chapters begin with summaries of key topics and questions to aid learning Includes key points, spotlights on research, and `Thinking about Research' sections, designed to encourage students to design their own studies Chapters close with `Test Yourself' questions, a review of key terms and annotated further readings A Companion Website offers additional resources for lecturers and students available on publication at Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.


Part I: Foundations and investigative techniquesChapter 1: The nature of perception, and some ways of investigating itChapter 2: Research methods in perceptionPart II: Visual and auditory perceptionChapter 3: Mechanisms of early and middle visual processingChapter 4: Seeing in colourChapter 5: Seeing pattern and motionChapter 6: HearingPart III: The chemical senses and somatosensory perceptionChapter 7: Taste and SmellChapter 8: Touch and painChapter 9: Vestibular and proprioceptive systemsPart VI: Perceiving the world around usChapter 10: Visual and auditory localisationChapter 11: Eye movements and perception of natural scenesChapter 12: Recognising facesChapter 13: Perceiving emotions and attractivenessChapter 14: Attention and awarenessPart V: Changes in perceptionChapter 15: Changes in perception through the life-spanChapter 16: Pathologies of perception

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857020635
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9780857020635
  • ISBN10: 0857020633

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