Sensation and Perception

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Everything that we experience depends on sensing and perceiving. Specialized receptors for the five senses-hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching-capture information from chemical compounds, compressed air, electromagnetic waves, mechanical sensations, and more. From that information, our brain creates an impression of the world around us. Sensation and Perception focuses on how these systems work, from the mechanics of individual cells to the interactions of thousands of cells in the brain. Readers ...
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Overview

Everything that we experience depends on sensing and perceiving. Specialized receptors for the five senses-hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching-capture information from chemical compounds, compressed air, electromagnetic waves, mechanical sensations, and more. From that information, our brain creates an impression of the world around us. Sensation and Perception focuses on how these systems work, from the mechanics of individual cells to the interactions of thousands of cells in the brain. Readers will understand how sensation and perception prove crucial to interpreting our surroundings, enjoying them, and even surviving in them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791089583
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Gray Matter Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


The Basics of Sensation and Perception     1
Visual Sensation     11
Visual Perception     25
Hearing     39
Smell     49
Taste     57
Touch     66
Proprioception     78
Synesthesia     86
Damage and Repair     94
Notes     103
Glossary     104
Bibliography     109
Further Reading     110
Index     114
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