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Perception : a very short introduction

Author: Brian J Rogers
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Very short introductions, 538.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Perception is one of the oldest and most deeply investigated topics in the field of psychology, and it also raises some profound philosophical questions. It is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our behavior as well as to create our particular, subjective experiences of the surrounding world. In this Very Short Introduction, Brian J. Rogers discusses the philosophical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian J Rogers
ISBN: 9780198791003 0198791003
OCLC Number: 1006647665
Description: xxi, 162 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: What is perception? --
Perceptual theories : direct, indirect and computational --
Lightness and colour --
Motion perception --
Perception of a 3-D world --
Perception and action --
Delusions about illusions --
The physiology and anatomy of the visual system --
The future.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 538.
Responsibility: Brian Rogers.

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Brian J. Rogers analyses the psychological and philosophical aspects of perception, and argues that what we see is not what we perceive. He investigates recent insights gained from the use of imaging  Read more...

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The perfect little book to polish off one's education. Understanding the language of perception is a proper part of the urban intellectual's baggage. * Jan Koenderink, Utrecht University Read more...

 
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