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March 2018 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The highly accessible Sensation and Perception presents a current and accurate account of modern sensation and perception from both a cognitive and neurocognitive perspective. To show students the relevance of the material to their everyday lives and future careers, authors Bennett L. Schwartz and John H. Krantz connect concepts to real-world applications, such as driving cars, playing sports, and evaluating risk in the military. Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) provide simulations of experiments and neurological processes to engage readers with the phenomena covered in the text and give them a deeper understanding of key concepts. The Second Edition includes a revamped version of the In Depth feature from the previous edition in new Exploration sections that invite readers to learn more about exciting developments in the field. Additionally, new Ponder Further sections prompt students to practice their critical thinking skills with chapter topics.

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ISLE Activities
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1 WHAT IS PERCEPTION?
Introduction  
Why Is This Psychology?  
The Myth of Five Senses  
The Basics of Perception  
The History of Sensation and Perception  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Introduction  
The Measures and Methods of Psychophysics  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
3 VISUAL SYSTEM: THE EYE
Introduction  
Light  
The Eye and Its Role in the Visual System  
The Retina  
The Duplex Theory of Vision  
Retinal Ganglion Cells and Receptive Fields  
Refractive Errors and Diseases of the Eye  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
4 VISUAL SYSTEM: THE BRAIN
Introduction  
The Optic Nerve and Chiasm  
The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus  
The Superior Colliculus  
The Primary Visual Cortex  
V2 and Beyond  
Functional Pathways in the Visual Cortex  
Where Does Vision Come Together?  
Development of the Visual System  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
5 OBJECT PERCEPTION
Introduction  
Introduction to Object Perception  
Top-Down Processing and Bottom-Up Processing  
Gestalt Psychology and Perceptual Organization  
Recognition by Components  
The Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Object Perception  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
6 COLOR PERCEPTION
Introduction  
Wavelengths of Light and Color  
Hue, Saturation, Lightness, and Brightness  
Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing  
The Retina and Color  
The Trichromatic Theory of Color Vision  
The Opponent-Process Theory of Color Perception  
The Development of Color Perception  
Color Deficiency  
Constancy: Lightness and Color Constancy  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
7 DEPTH AND SIZE PERCEPTION
Introduction  
Monocular Depth Cues  
Oculomotor Cues  
Binocular Cues to Depth  
Stereograms  
Size Perception  
Size Constancy  
Visual Illusions of Size and Depth  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
8 MOVEMENT AND ACTION
Introduction  
How Do We Perceive Motion?  
The Neuroscience of Vision and Motion  
Form Perception and Biological Motion  
Action  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
9 VISUAL ATTENTION
Introduction  
Selective Attention  
Spatial Limits of Attention  
Stimulus Features That Draw Attention  
Attention Over Time  
The Anatomy and Physiology of Attention  
Developmental Aspects of Visual Attention  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
10 THE AUDITORY SYSTEM
Introduction  
Sound as Stimulus  
Anatomy of the Ear  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
11 THE AUDITORY BRAIN AND SOUND LOCALIZATION
Introduction  
Brain Anatomy and the Pathway of Hearing  
Localizing Sound  
Auditory Scene Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
12 SPEECH PERCEPTION
Introduction  
The Human Voice as Stimulus  
Variability in the Acoustics of Phonemes  
Theories of Speech Perception  
Speech Perception and the Brain  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
13 MUSIC PERCEPTION
Introduction  
The Acoustics of Music  
The Neuroscience of Music  
Learning, Culture, and Music Perception  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
14 TOUCH AND PAIN
Introduction  
The Skin and Its Receptors  
Neural Pathways  
The Neurochemistry of Pain: Endogenous Opioids  
The Perception of Itch  
Haptic Perception  
The Vestibular System: The Perception of Balance  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
15 OLFACTION AND TASTE
Introduction  
Olfaction  
The Anatomy and Physiology of the Olfactory System  
Olfactory Perception  
Taste Perception  
Chapter Summary  
Review Questions  
Ponder Further  
Key Terms  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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Chapter 6- Color Perception

Chapter 13- Music Perception


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