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Sensation and Perception

  1. The Sense of Hearing

    Second Edition

    By Christopher J. Plack

    The Sense of Hearing is a truly accessible introduction to auditory perception that is intended for students approaching the subject for the first time, and as a foundation for more advanced study. The second edition has been thoroughly revised throughout, and included new chapters on music,...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Psychology Press

  2. Visual Attention and Consciousness

    By Jay Friedenberg

    Consciousness is perhaps one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. This ambitious book begins with a philosophical approach to consciousness, examining some key questions such as what is meant by the term "conscious," and how this applies to vision. The book then explores major visual...

    Published November 28th 2012 by Psychology Press

  3. Visual Perception

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Nicholas Wade, Mike Swanston

    Does the world appear the same to everyone? Does what we know determine what we see? Why do we see the world as we do? Vision is our most dominant sense. From the light that enters our eyes to the complex cognitive processes that follow, we derive most of our information about what things are,...

    Published October 24th 2012 by Psychology Press

  4. Face Perception

    By Vicki Bruce, Andy Young

    Human faces are unique biological structures that convey a complex variety of important social messages. Even strangers can tell things from our faces – our feelings, our locus of attention, something of what we are saying, our age, sex and ethnic group, whether they find us attractive. In...

    Published December 22nd 2011 by Psychology Press

  5. Essentials of Sensation and Perception

    By George Mather

    Series: Foundations of Psychology

    The study of sensation and perception looks at how we acquire, process, and interpret information about the outside world. By describing key ideas from first principles, this straightforward introduction provides easy access to the basic concepts in the subject, and incorporates the most recent...

    Published May 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Foundations of Sensation and Perception

    Second Edition

    By George Mather, George Mather

    This comprehensive introduction to Sensation and Perception has been highly praised for its unique approach, which begins with the minor senses and progresses to vision. The book begins with an introductory chapter on general physiological, perceptual and theoretical principles which...

    Published December 7th 2008 by Psychology Press