Encyclopedia of Perception
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Encyclopedia of Perception

Two Volume Set
  • E. Bruce Goldstein - University of Pittsburgh, USA, University of Arizona, University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Ophthalmology | Perception

© 2010 | 1 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Because of the ease with which we perceive, many people see perception as something that "just happens." However, even seemingly simple perceptual experiences involve complex underlying mechanisms, which are often hidden from our conscious experience. These mechanisms are being investigated by researchers and theorists in fields such as psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and philosophy. A few examples of the questions posed by these investigations are, What do infants perceive? How does perception develop? What do perceptual disorders reveal about normal functioning? How can information from one sense, such as hearing, be affected by information from another sense, such as vision? How is the information from all of our senses combined to result in our perception of a coherent environment? What are some practical outcomes of basic research in perception? These are just a few of the questions this encyclopedia will consider, as it presents a comprehensive overview of the field of perception for students, researchers, and professionals in psychology, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, and related medical disciplines such as neurology and ophthalmology.

"....Written by experts in the field-academics, physicians, and researchers-and edited by Goldstein (psychology, Univ. of Pittsburgh), the approximately 375 articles in this two-volume set present exhaustive information and research about perception and the senses through which we perceive: visual, auditory, olfactory, taste, and touch.... BOTTOM LINE: Previous reference titles such as Irving B. Weiner’s Handbook of Psychology or the Encyclopedia of Human Emotions give comparatively brief coverage of perception and limit the information to biological/sensory perception or physiology and perception. A valuable addition to reference collections and a necessity for psychology collections."

Marilyn Searson Lary
formerly with North Georgia Coll. & State Univ., Dahlonega
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