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xx, 537, G-18, R-27, PC-2, I-15 pages ; 29 cm
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The First Steps in Vision: From Light to Neural Signals
  • 3. Spatial Vision: From Spots to Stripes
  • 4. Perceiving and Recognizing Objects
  • 5. The Perception of Color
  • 6. Space Perception and Binocular Vision
  • 7. Attention and Scene Perception
  • 8. Visual Motion Perception
  • 9. Hearing: Physiology and Psychoacoustics
  • 10. Hearing in the Environment
  • 11. Music and Speech Perception
  • 12. Vestibular Sensation
  • 13. Touch
  • 14. Olfaction
  • 15. Taste
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Photo Credits
  • Index.
"Sensation & Perception, Fifth Edition introduces students to their own senses, emphasizing human sensory and perceptual experience and the basic neuroscientific underpinnings of that experience. The authors, specialists in their respective domains, strive to spread their enthusiasm for fundamental questions about the human senses and the impact that answers to those questions can have on medical and societal issues. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Sensation & Perception, Fifth Edition introduces students to their own senses. Human sensory and perceptual experience is emphasized, and the neuroscientific underpinnings of that experience introduced. By integrating current findings as the basics are presented, the authors impart to students that these are active areas of research. This edition features an emphasis on Scientists at Work; this new box feature discusses real-world application related to the chapter topic. The text provides comprehensive treatment of higher perceptual/cognitive functions (e.g., attention, music, language) as well as expert coverage of sensory systems beyond vision and audition (including, notably, a full chapter on The Vestibular System and separate chapters on Taste and Olfaction). New material ranges from the latest neuroscience to medical applications to philosophical considerations. The book strives for a conversational tone that unites the voices of several domain specialists into a unified story of the human senses"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)