Summary: Sensation and Perception, Fourth Edition sets the standard in bringing technical scientific information to a wide range of students with outstanding readability and thorough coverage. Retaining its traditionally clear and accessible writing style, this new edition boasts a thoroughly revised art program and over 1,300 new references. The motion chapter now focuses solely on visual motion perception, so it appears earlier in the text. In addition, the book incl ...show moreudes thirteen In-Depth sections, each of which explore a current "hot" research topic to provide a sense of how researchers ask questions with subjects varying from the role of face recognition in eyewitness testimony to phantom limb perception. Above all, this text is written by two professors who have received national awards for their teaching. It features strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and an engaging conversational style.
Organizes coverage of vision and hearing around systems, functions, and pattern perception.
Includes numerous real-life and applied examples to enhance comprehension and student interest.
Allows students to try experiments on their own using minimal equipment and time with several informal demonstrations contained in the text.
Offers a well-rounded pedagogical program that includes section summaries, In-Depth sections, Key Concept reviews, Review Questions, and a glossary.
New To This Edition:
Eight of the thirteen In-Depth sections are completely new, and the remainder have been revised and updated.
Documents 1,300 new references, 600 of which are from 1990 and later.
Updates information on the two visual pathways, parvocellular and magnocellular.
Reorganizes the section on distance perception to provide greater clarity.
Increases the emphasis on the physiological bases for motion perception through a separate section in Chapter 8 devoted to that topic.
Adds a substantial amount of new information to the sections on music and speech perception, pain perception and pain control, and odor identification. ...show less