Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception. Blackwell Handbooks of Experimental Psychology

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  • 804 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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. The volume adopts a ′tutorial′ approach to describing psychophysical and physiological research, and features chapters on visual perception, auditory perception, somesthesis and the chemical senses, development and sense interactions. Each chapter has been written by leading researchers, specially chosen for their expertise and specialist knowledge. The chapters have been fully referenced and include suggested readings for easy access to further study.

The Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception is ideal for upper level students looking for succinct overviews and for researchers wanting to know more about current research and future trends.

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List of Contributors.

1. Cross–Talk Between Psychophysics and Physiology in the Study of Perception. (E Bruce Goldstein).

2. Principles of Neural Processing. (Michael W. Levine).

3. Basic Visual Processes. (Laura J. Frishman).

4. Color Vision. (James Gordon and Israel Abramov).

5. Visual Space Perception. (Hal A. Sedgwick).

6. Object Perception. (Mary A. Peterson).

7. The Neuropsychological of Visual Object and Space Perception. (Glyn W. Humphreys and M. Jane Riddoch).

8. Movement and Event Perception. (Maggie Shiffrar).

9. Visual Attention. (Marvin M. Chun and Jeremy M. Wolfe).

10. Separate Visual Systems for Action and Perception. (Melvyn A. Goodale and G. Keith Humphrey).

11. Pictorial Perception and Art. (E. Bruce Goldstein).

12. Basic Auditory Processes. (Brian C. J. Moore).

13. Loudness, Pitch and Timbre. (Brian C. J. Moore).

14. Auditory Localization and Scene Perception. (William A. Yost).

15. Perception of Music. (W. Jay Dowling).

16. Speech Perception and Spoken Word Recognition: Research and Theory. (Miranda Cleary and David B. Pisoni).

17. Cutaneous Perception. (Janet M. Weisenberger).

18. Olfaction. (Beverly J. Cowart and Nancy E. Rawson).

19. Taste. (Harry T. Lawless).

20. Perceptual Development: Vision. (Janet Gwiazda and Eileen E. Birch).

21. Development of the Auditory, Gustatory, Olfactory, and Somatosensory Systems. (Lynne A. Werner and Ilene L. Bernstein).

22. Brain Mechanisms for Synthesizing Information from Different Sensory Modalities. (Barry E. Stein, Mark T. Wallace and Terrence R. Stanford).

23. Modularity in Perception, its Relation to Cognition and Knowledge. (Ken Nakayama)

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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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