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Essentials of sensation and perception

Author: George Mather
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Foundations of psychology (Routledge (Firm))
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Book Description: The study of sensation and perception looks at how we acquire, process, and interpret information about the outside world. By describing key ideas from first principles, this straightforward introduction provides easy access to the basic concepts in the subject, and incorporates the most recent advances with useful historical background. The text takes a uniquely integrative approach, highlighting  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Mather
ISBN: 9780415615143 0415615143 9780415581813 0415581818
OCLC Number: 690585468
Description: xxii, 194 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of figures --
Series preface --
Preface --
1: Sensory Receptors: --
Introduction --
Transduction --
Classes of sensory receptor --
Evaluation --
2: Sensory Pathways And Cortical Processing: --
Introduction --
Sensory pathways --
Cortical processing --
Parallel pathways --
Evaluation --
3: Senses And The Brain: --
Introduction --
Clinical case studies --
Brain stimulation studies --
Neuroimaging --
Single-unit recordings --
Evaluation --
4: Psychophysics: --
Introduction --
Weber and Fechner --
Thresholds --
Limits of sensory detection --
Adaptation --
Evaluation --
5: Perception As Information Processing: --
Introduction --
Mathematical foundations of cognitive science --
Representation in perception --
Computation in perception --
Evaluation --
6: Population Codes In Perception: --
Introduction --
Principle of univariance --
Population codes --
Sparse codes and inhibition --
Illusions --
Evaluation --
7: Perceptual Inference: --
Introduction --
Bottom-up and top-down processing in perception --
Perception of ambiguous stimuli --
Bayesian theories of ambiguity resolution --
Evaluation --
8: Multi-Sensory Processing: --
Introduction --
Psychophysical studies of multi-sensory processing --
Bayesian approaches to multi-sensory interaction --
Physiological and anatomical evidence for multi-sensory processing --
Synesthesia --
Evaluation --
9: Consciousness And Perception: --
Introduction --
Mind and brain --
Neural correlates of consciousness --
Theories of causation in consciousness --
Consciousness as a spandrel --
Evaluation --
10: Summary And Future Directions: --
Introduction --
Major themes --
Future directions --
Future applications of perceptual science --
Evaluation --
Glossary --
References --
Author index --
Subject index.
Series Title: Foundations of psychology (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: George Mather.

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Book Description: The study of sensation and perception looks at how we acquire, process, and interpret information about the outside world. By describing key ideas from first principles, this straightforward introduction provides easy access to the basic concepts in the subject, and incorporates the most recent advances with useful historical background. The text takes a uniquely integrative approach, highlighting fundamental findings that apply across all the senses-including vision, hearing, touch, pain, balance, smell and taste - rather than considering each sense in isolation. Several pedagogical features help students to engage with the material. 'Key Term' and 'Key Concept' boxes describe technical terms and concepts whilst 'Question' boxes relate the material to everyday questions about perception. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further reading, and the final chapter draws together the material from the previous chapters, summarizing the broad principles described, and outlining some major unresolved issues. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book is an accessible and up-to-date overview of the processes of human sensation and perception. Presented in full color, it is an ideal introduction for pre-undergraduate and first year undergraduate students on courses in psychology, as well as neuroscience and biology.

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