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Sensation and Perception

Second Edition
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January 2018 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The highly accessible Sensation and Perception presents a current and accurate account of modern sensation and perception from both a cognitive and neurocognitive perspective. To show students the relevance of the material to their everyday lives and future careers, authors Bennett L. Schwartz and John H. Krantz connect concepts to real-world applications, such as driving cars, playing sports, and evaluating risk in the military. Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) provide simulations of experiments and neurological processes to engage readers with the phenomena covered in the text and give them a deeper understanding of key concepts. The Second Edition includes a revamped version of the In Depth feature from the previous edition in new Exploration sections that invite readers to learn more about exciting developments in the field. Additionally, new Ponder Further sections prompt students to practice their critical thinking skills with chapter topics.

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ISLE Activities
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1 WHAT IS PERCEPTION?
Introduction

 
Why Is This Psychology?

 
The Myth of Five Senses

 
The Basics of Perception

 
The History of Sensation and Perception

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Introduction

 
The Measures and Methods of Psychophysics

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
3 VISUAL SYSTEM: THE EYE
Introduction

 
Light

 
The Eye and Its Role in the Visual System

 
The Retina

 
The Duplex Theory of Vision

 
Retinal Ganglion Cells and Receptive Fields

 
Refractive Errors and Diseases of the Eye

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
4 VISUAL SYSTEM: THE BRAIN
Introduction

 
The Optic Nerve and Chiasm

 
The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus

 
The Superior Colliculus

 
The Primary Visual Cortex

 
V2 and Beyond

 
Functional Pathways in the Visual Cortex

 
Where Does Vision Come Together?

 
Development of the Visual System

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
5 OBJECT PERCEPTION
Introduction

 
Introduction to Object Perception

 
Top-Down Processing and Bottom-Up Processing

 
Gestalt Psychology and Perceptual Organization

 
Recognition by Components

 
The Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Object Perception

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
6 COLOR PERCEPTION
Introduction

 
Wavelengths of Light and Color

 
Hue, Saturation, Lightness, and Brightness

 
Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing

 
The Retina and Color

 
The Trichromatic Theory of Color Vision

 
The Opponent-Process Theory of Color Perception

 
The Development of Color Perception

 
Color Deficiency

 
Constancy: Lightness and Color Constancy

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
7 DEPTH AND SIZE PERCEPTION
Introduction

 
Monocular Depth Cues

 
Oculomotor Cues

 
Binocular Cues to Depth

 
Stereograms

 
Size Perception

 
Size Constancy

 
Visual Illusions of Size and Depth

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
8 MOVEMENT AND ACTION
Introduction

 
How Do We Perceive Motion?

 
The Neuroscience of Vision and Motion

 
Form Perception and Biological Motion

 
Action

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
9 VISUAL ATTENTION
Introduction

 
Selective Attention

 
Spatial Limits of Attention

 
Stimulus Features That Draw Attention

 
Attention Over Time

 
The Anatomy and Physiology of Attention

 
Developmental Aspects of Visual Attention

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
10 THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
Introduction

 
Sound as Stimulus

 
Anatomy of the Ear

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
11 THE AUDITORY BRAIN AND SOUND LOCALIZATION
Introduction

 
Brain Anatomy and the Pathway of Hearing

 
Localizing Sound

 
Auditory Scene Analysis

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
12 SPEECH PERCEPTION
Introduction

 
The Human Voice as Stimulus

 
Variability in the Acoustics of Phonemes

 
Theories of Speech Perception

 
Speech Perception and the Brain

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
13 MUSIC PERCEPTION
Introduction

 
The Acoustics of Music

 
The Neuroscience of Music

 
Learning, Culture, and Music Perception

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
14 TOUCH AND PAIN
Introduction

 
The Skin and Its Receptors

 
Neural Pathways

 
The Neurochemistry of Pain: Endogenous Opioids

 
The Perception of Itch

 
Haptic Perception

 
The Vestibular System: The Perception of Balance

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
15 OLFACTION AND TASTE
Introduction

 
Olfaction

 
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Olfactory System

 
Olfactory Perception

 
Taste Perception

 
Chapter Summary

 
Review Questions

 
Ponder Further

 
Key Terms

 
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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“This is an excellent textbook for an undergraduate class in Sensation and Perception. The book covers all of the important topics in the field, and the authors include a good balance of classic research and recent research. . . . Students will enjoy learning from this book!”

Robert Hines
University of Arkansas, Little Rock

“This book gives students the advantage of having access to a lot of resources and engaging activities that will help them understand the concepts as they read each chapter in the text.”

Nicha K. Otero
University of Arkansas–Fort Smith

“The application sections are interesting and allow students to see how what they are learning is relevant to the real world.”

Alexis Grosofsky
Beloit College

“This text is easy to read, includes examples that are relevant to life, and covers all the essential information for a course in Sensation and Perception.”

Jennifer L. Thomson
Messiah College

“The clarity of writing makes this product very reader-friendly.”

T. C. Sim
Sam Houston State University
Key features

 NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Anaglyph glasses now included with the text allow readers to see anaglyphic stereograms in a memorable way, making it easier to retain concepts.
  • New Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) give students more opportunities to engage with the phenomena discussed in the book.
  • Expanded coverage of perceptual development with developmental topics clearly identified in chapter headings gives students a more complete understanding of sensation and perception.
  • Enhanced Learning Objectives take into account Bloom’s Taxonomy to more effectively help students learn the material.
  • Additional Test Your Knowledge questions at the end of each major section give students more opportunities to assess their understanding and identify areas for improvement.
  • Exploration sections and Application sections that replace the In Depth sections of the previous edition convey the exciting changes in the field through examinations of research topics and discussions their applications to sensation and perception.
  • Ponder Further sections feature open-ended questions that encourage students to think critically about material in greater depth.
  • SAGE coursepacks allows instructors to import high-quality content into their school’s learning management system (LMS) with no access codes.

KEY FEATURES:
  • A highly accessible writing style makes the book usable for students with little or no background in the biological, neurological, or methodological principles that make up the core of the course.
  • Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) provide simulations of experiments as well as neurological processes, including anatomical diagrams, visual illusions, auditory illusions, and musical selections, to help readers understand how models actually work.
  • Embedded pedagogy including Test Your Knowledge questions and chapter-ending Review Questions allows students to assess their mastery of key concepts.
  • SAGE edge provides students helpful tools, including learning objectives, eFlashcards, video and multimedia resources, and more, in one easy-to-use online environment. 

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 6- Color Perception

Chapter 13- Music Perception


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