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The Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception

ISBN: 978-0-631-20684-2
804 pages
December 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This state-of-the-art handbook provides an authoritative overview of the field of perception, with special emphasis on new developments and trends.

  • Surveys the entire field of perception, including vision, hearing, taste, olfaction, and cutaneous sensibility.
  • Ideal for researchers and teachers looking for succinct, state-of-the-art overviews of areas outside their speciality, and for anyone wanting to know about current research and future trends.
  • Uses a tutorial approach that results in a balanced description of topics.
  • A 'Selected Readings' section points to general references that provide more detailed treatments of each topic; 'Additional Topics' provide references to important topics.
  • Written by noted authorities in the field.
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Preface.

List of Contributors.

1. Cross-Talk Between Psychophysics and Physiology in the Study of Perception.

2. Principles of Neural Processing.

3. Basic Visual Processes.

4. Color Vision.

5. Visual Space Perception.

6. Object Perception.

7. The Neuropsychology of Visual Object and Space Perception.

8. Movement and Event Perception.

9. Visual Attention.

10. Separate Visual Systems for Action and Perception.

11. Pictorial Perception and Art.

12. Basic Auditory Processes.

13. Loudness, Pitch and Timbre.

14. Auditory Localization and Scene Perception.

15. Perception of Music.

16. Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition.

17. Cutaneous Perception.

18. Olfaction.

19. Taste.

20. Perceptual Development: Vision.

21. Development of the Auditory, Gustatory, Olfactory, and Somatosensory Systems.

22. Brain Mechanisms for Synthesizing Information from Different Sensory Modalities.

23. Modularity in Perception, its Relation to Cognition and Knowledge.
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E. Bruce Goldstein is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Programs in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published numerous papers in visual physiology and visual perception and is the author of Psychology (1994) and Sensation and Perception, 5th edition (1999).
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  • Surveys the entire field of perception, including vision, hearing, taste, olfaction, and cutaneous sensibility.
  • Ideal for researchers and teachers looking for succinct, state-of-the-art overviews of areas outside their speciality, and for anyone wanting to know about current research and future trends.
  • Uses a tutorial approach that results in a balanced description of topics.
  • A 'Selected Readings' section points to general references that provide more detailed treatments of each topic; 'Additional Topics' provide references to important topics.
  • Written by noted authorities in the field.
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"The Handbook is clearly written and will be appreciated by undergraduate students taking an advanced course in Perception as well as by first-year postgraduate students. Lecturers and professors will also find it useful to brush up their background knowledge and to update their lectures." The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
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