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Foundations of sensation and perception

Author: George Mather
Publisher: Hove, East Sussex [England] ; New York : Psychology Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The first edition of this comprehensive introduction to sensation and perception has been highly praised for its unique approach: it allows students to thoroughly grasp the fundamental principles in relation to the relatively simple sensory systems before moving on to the more complex topics."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mather, George.
Foundations of sensation and perception.
Hove, East Sussex [England] ; New York : Psychology Press, 2009
(OCoLC)760922331
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Mather
ISBN: 9781841696980 1841696986 9781841696997 1841696994
OCLC Number: 232536705
Notes: Rev. ed.: Foundations of perception. 2005.
Description: vi, 456 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: General principles --
Classification of the senses --
Methods used to study perception --
General principles of sensation and perception --
The chemical senses --
Smell --
Taste --
Flavor --
Evaluation --
The body senses --
The somatosensory system --
The vestibular system --
The physics and biology of audition --
Sound as a physical stimulus --
The physiology of the auditory system --
Perception of sound --
Loudness perception --
Pitch perception --
Auditory localization --
Speech perception --
Auditory scene analysis --
Hearing dysfunction --
The physics of vision --
light and the eye --
What is light? --
Some important properties of light --
The eye --
Visual physiology --
The retina --
The visual pathway --
The visual cortex --
Spatial vision --
Fundamental functions --
Representaion at multiple spatial scales --
Uses of spatial filters --
Shape and object perception --
Introduction: The three stage model --
Shape representation --
Object representation --
Scene perception --
Depth perception --
The multiplicity of depth cues --
Cue combination --
Visual motion perception --
Detecting movement --
The integration of motion detector responses --
Multiple processes in motion perception --
Color vision --
Color space --
Color mixture --
Dual-process theory --
Color interactions --
Color deficiency --
Multisensory processing in perception --
Multisensory processing --
Synesthesia --
Individual differences in perception --
Age --
Sex --
Culture --
Expertise --
Idiosyncratic individual differences.
Responsibility: George Mather.
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