Sensation and Perception / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
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With balanced coverage of all senses, this book offers an integrated examination of how the senses work together. Goldstein shows readers how seemingly simple experiences are actually extremely complex mechanisms and examines both the psychophysical and physiological underpinnings of perception. All material is presented in a way students find interesting and easy to follow. The book's visually dynamic presentation includes numerous color plates that are presented as visual topic essays. In addition, more than 50 hands-on demonstrations illustrate perceptual experiences. All are simple enough for students to do and are seamlessly integrated into the flow of the text.
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About the Author
E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldstein has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention and the perception of pictures. He is the author of SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 10th Edition (Cengage, 2017), and the editor of the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010).
Table of Contents1. Introduction to Perception. 2. Receptors and Processing. 3. Lateral Geniculate Nucleus and Striate Cortex. 4. Higher Order Visual Processing. 5. Perceiving Objects. 6. Perceiving Color. 7. Perceiving Depth and Size. 8. Perceiving Movement. 9. Action. 10. Sound, the Auditory System, and Pitch Perception. 11. Auditory Localization, Sound Quality, and the Auditory Scene. 12. Perceiving Speech. 13. The Cutaneous Senses. 14. The Chemical Senses. 15. Perceptual Development. 16. Clinical Aspects of Vision and Hearing.