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Sensation and Perception 


    Jeremy M. Wolfe

Item specification:
- Hard back
- ISBN-10: 0878939539
- ISBN-13: 9780878939534
- Second edition
- Free postage Australia wide

Detailed item info

Written by experts in each of the five senses who convey the excitement of the field to students, this introductory, full-colour text provides comprehensive descriptions of vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The second edition has been revised to include the most up-to-date research and theories, and new coverage of key topics.
Key Features
Author(s)Jeremy M. Wolfe
PublisherSinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
Date of Publication25/02/2009
SubjectMedicine: Textbooks & Study Guides

Publication Data
Place of PublicationSunderland
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintSinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
Out-of-print date20/12/2011
Content Note368

Weight1547 g
Width222 mm
Height282 mm
Spine26 mm

Editorial Details
Edition Statement2nd Revised edition

Table Of ContentsIntroduction The First Steps in Vision: Seeing Stars Spatial Vision: From Stars to Stripes Perceiving and Recognizing Objects The Perception of Color Space Perception and Binocular Vision Motion Perception Attention and Scene Perception Hearing: Physiology and Psychoacoustics Hearing in the Environment Music and Speech Perception Touch Olfaction Taste Spatial Orientation and the Vestibular System
Author BiographyJEREMY M. WOLFE is Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, USA. His early work includes papers on binocular vision, adaptation, and accommodation. Dr. Wolfe was trained as a vision researcher/experimental psychologist and remains one today. The bulk of his recent work has dealt with visual search and visual attention. He has taught Introductory Psychology for over twenty years, first at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, where he won the Baker Memorial Prize for undergraduate teaching in 1989, and now, also, at Harvard. KEITH R. KLUENDER is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. His research encompasses how people hear complex sounds such as speech, how experience shapes the way we hear, how what we hear guides our actions and communication, clinical problems of hearing impairment or language delay, and practical concerns about computer speech recognition and hearing aid design. Dr. Kluender is deeply committed to teaching, and has taught a wide array of courses, philosophical, psychological, and physiological. DENNIS M. LEVI has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, USA since 2001. He is Dean/Professor in the School of Optometry and Professor at the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. In the lab, Dr. Levi and colleagues use psychophysics, computational modelling, and brain imaging (fMRI) to study the neural mechanisms of normal pattern vision in humans, and to learn how they are degraded by abnormal visual experience (amblyopia). LINDA M. BARTOSHUK is Professor of Otolaryngology and Psychology at Yale University, USA. Her research on taste has opened up broad new avenues for further study, establishing the importance of the genetic basis of taste preferences (and their impact on health) and demonstrating the significant anatomical differences underlying these preferences. Her work has also improved the treatment of oral pain in cancer patients and people with neurological damage resulting in a loss of taste. RACHEL S. HERZ is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour at Brown University Medical School, USA. Her research focuses on olfactory cognition and perception and the roles and features of emotion, memory, and language. Using an experimental approach grounded in evolutionary theory and incorporating both cognitive-behavioural and psychological techniques, Dr. Herz aims to understand how biological mechanisms and cognitive processes interact to influence perception, cognition, and behaviour ROBERTA L. KLATZY is Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, where she also holds faculty appointments in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and the Human--Computer Interaction Institute. She has done extensive research on haptic and visual object recognition, human navigation under visual and nonvisual guidance, and motor planning. Her work has application to haptic interfaces, navigation aids for the blind, exploratory robotics, teleoperation, and virtual environments. SUSAN J. LEDERMAN is Professor of Psychology at Queen's University, USA, with cross-appointments in the School of Computing and in the Centre for Neuroscience. Her research interests span both perception and cognition, with particular emphases on psychophysics, haptic perception and recognition of objects and their underlying neural processes and representations, multisensory perception, and sensory-guided motor control. She has applied the results of her research to a number of real-world problems, including the design of haptic and multisensory interfaces for virtual environments and teleoperation.

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