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Wade, Nicholas J.

Overview
Works: 23 works in 32 publications in 3 languages and 3,201 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF241, 152.14
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Most widely held works by Nicholas J Wade
A natural history of vision by Nicholas J Wade( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illustrated survey covers what Nicholas Wade calls the 'observational era of vision', beginning with the Greek philosophers and ending with Wheatstone's description of the stereoscope at the end of the 1830s
Visual allusions : pictures of perception by Nicholas J Wade( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visual perception : an introduction by Nicholas J Wade( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the world appear the same to everyone? Does what we know determine what we see? Why do we see the world as we do? Vision is our most dominant sense. From the light that enters our eyes to the complex cognitive processes that follow, we derive most of our information about what things are, where they are, and how they move from our vision. Visual Perception takes a refreshingly different approach to this enigmatic sense. From the function that vision serves for an active observer, to the history of visual perception itself the third edition has been extensively revised, updated and expanded, while still preserving the essential features of historical context, neurophysiology and independent thought that made the earlier editions so engaging. Covering the perception of location, motion, object recognition and with up-to-date information on the workings of the visual brain, the 3rd edition looks at how our ideas have been shaped, not just by psychology, but by art, optics, biology and philosophy. The emphasis on understanding vision as a basis for action in the real world has also been expanded to cover seeing representations of all sorts, whether they are pictures or computer-generated displays. The 3rd Edition of Visual Perception is a readable, accessible and truly relevant introduction to the world of perception and will be welcomed by students of visual perception as well as anyone with a general interest in the mysteries and wonder of vision
Galileo's visions : piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind by Marco Piccolino( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a fascinating and accessible style, Marco Piccolino and Nick Wade analyse the scientific and philosophical work of Galileo Galilei from the particular viewpoint of his approach to the senses (and especially vision) as a means of acquiring trustworthy knowledge about the constitution of the world. For Galileo evidence from the senses was potentially ambiguous, hence reliable information capable of penetrating the complexity of reality could only be obtained by interpreting the sensory data critically. The philosophical background of Galileo's attitude to the senses was his awareness that nature had not developed a specific language aimed at communicating with senses generally and human senses in particular. Galileo's analysis of the senses corresponded closely to a fundamental tenet of modern sensory physiology and psychophysics - the absence in the world of specific sensory signals like sounds, colours, tastes, and odours."--Publisher's description
A troublesome inheritance genes, race, and human history by Nicholas J Wade( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the work of scientists who have made crucial breakthroughs in establishing the reality of recent human evolution, a journalist covering genetic advances for "The New York Times" examines the genetic basis of race and its role in human history
Circles : science, sense and symbol by Nicholas J Wade( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giuseppe Moruzzi : ritratti di uno scienziato = portraits of a scientist( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troublesome inheritance : genes, race, and human history by Nicholas Wade( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few ideas have been more harmful than one race or another being inherently superior to others. For this understandable reason, discussion of biological differences between races has been virtually banished from polite academic conversation. Human evolution, the consensus view insists, ended in prehistory. Inconveniently, this view cannot be right. Nicholas Wade, the esteemed science journalist who has long reported on new genetic advances for The New York Times, cites the mounting evidence that human evolution has continued to the present day. Because populations stayed in place for thousands of years, substantially isolated, evolution has proceeded independently on each continent, giving rise to the various races of humankind. Here, Wade explores the possibility that recent human evolution has included changes in social behavior and hence in the nature of human societies. Rejecting unequivocally the notion of racial superiority, he argues that the evolution of the human races holds information critical to the understanding of human societies and history, and that the public interest is best served by pursuing the scientific truth without fear.--From publisher description
Bei pan zhen li de ren men by Bulaode( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhei shi yi ben tan tao ke xue yan jiu ben lai mian mu de shu,Shu zhong miao xie le ke ji jie ge se ge yang de wu bi an li,Pou xi de xi fang ke yan ti zhi zhong cun zai de bi duan,Qi zong zhi shi shi tu geng hao di ren shi zhei ge zai xi fang hui bei shi wei zhen li zui gao zhong cai zhe de zhi shi ti xi
Thomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts by Thomas Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the localisation of cerebral and spinal diseases. Delivered at the Faculty of medicine of Paris by J. M Charcot( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts by Thomas Young( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The functions of the brain by David Ferrier( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"My chief object in this book has been to present to the student of physiology or psychology a systematic exposition of the bearing of my own experiments on the functions of the brain. To do this satisfactorily I have thought it necessary to consider the functions of the cerebro-spinal system in general, with the view more especially of pointing out the mutual relations between the higher and the lower nerve centres. Throughout I have aimed at a concise digest rather than an encyclopedic account of the various researches by which our knowledge of the brain and spinal cord have been built up"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The integrative action of the nervous system by Charles Scott Sherrington( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This book examines the following topics related to the integrative action of the nervous system: coordination in the simple reflex; interaction between reflexes; compound reflexes and simultaneous combination; compound reflexes and successive combination; reflexes as adapted reactions; some aspects of the reactions of the motor cortex; the physiological position and dominance of the brain; and sensual fusion." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Perception and illusion : historical perspectives by Nicholas J Wade( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the history of thinking about perception from its early philosophical roots to the modern laboratory. Some of the questions it considers have been asked since antiquity - Is what we see the truth? Are everyone's perceptual experiences the same? What is the nature of infants' perception?
 
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A natural history of vision
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Nicholas Wade British writer

Nicholas Wade Brits bewerker

Ueido, N. 1942-

Wade, Nicholas.

Wade, Nicholas J.

Wade, Nicholas J. 1942-

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Visual allusions : pictures of perceptionVisual perception : an introductionThomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical artsLectures on the localisation of cerebral and spinal diseases. Delivered at the Faculty of medicine of ParisThomas Young's Lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical artsThe functions of the brainThe integrative action of the nervous systemPerception and illusion : historical perspectives