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Sensation and Perception

Second Edition


January 2018 | 530 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Bennett Schwartz and John Krantz's Sensation and Perception, second edition, is a cutting edge and highly readable account of modern sensation and perception from both a cognitive and neurocognitive perspective. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, it is directed towards psychology students who come into this course with little preparation or background in the biological, neurological, or methodological principles that make up the core of the course. Rich in examples and applications to everyday life, the text includes an emphasis on areas of interest to students, namely, music, clinical applications, neuropsychology, and interesting animal perception systems. The fully-updated second edition of this text includes two new features: Exploration, a revamped version of the In Depth feature from the first edition, offers students the opportunity to learn more about special topics in Sensation & Perception and, a new Ponder Further section at the end of each chapter invites students to engage in critical thinking about chapter topics. New topical coverage of developmental considerations has also been added throughout the text.
 
Preface
 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
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  
Aging and 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  
Vergence (or Convergence)  
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  
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  
Proprioception: Perceiving Limb Position  
Thermoreception  
Nociception and the Perception of Pain  
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
Key Terms  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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ISBN: 9781506383910