Sensation and Perception

Front Cover
Cengage Learning, Feb 13, 2009 - Psychology - 496 pages
7 Reviews
E. Bruce Goldstein's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped a myriad of students understand the ties between how we sense the world and how the body interprets these senses. A key strength of this text has always been the ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein walks students through an intriguing journey of the senses with both clarity and thoroughness, combining his extensive classroom experience and the most innovative research to create a visual, colorful text unparalleled in the field. Complemented by nearly 500 illustrations and photographs, the Eighth Edition has been updated throughout to reflect the latest research, and sharpened to enhance readability based in part on feedback from 2,000 student users. The accompanying VIRTUAL LAB media exercises (available on CD-ROM or online) offer a wide array of animations and examples designed to stimulate understanding of difficult concepts.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
0
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
0

Review: Sensation and Perception [With Virtual Lab Manual]

User Review  - Dorothy W. - Goodreads

I'm taking psychology perception and this is my class text. Every week for our forum discussion we have to write about a perception. It's amazing how perception and sensation are tied to biology. Great book! Read full review

Review: Sensation and Perception

User Review  - Dan Trachtman - Goodreads

read for school. Almost a physiology science textbook. Donated cause I can get that info online now Read full review

Contents

Introduction to Perception
3
Introduction to the Physiology of Perception
23
Introduction to Vision
43
The Visual Cortex and Beyond
73
Perceiving Objects and Scenes
99
Visual Attention
133
Taking Action
155
Perceiving Motion
177
Sound Localization and the Auditory Scene
291
Speech Perception
311
The Cutaneous Senses
329
The Chemical Senses
355
Perceptual Development
379
Single Detection Theory
401
Glossary
407
References
425

Perceiving Color
201
Perceiving Depth and Size
229
Sound the Auditory System and Pitch Perception
259

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

BRUCE GOLDSTEIN is Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He has 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 PhD 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. Bruce 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, 9th Edition (Cengage, 2014), and the editor of the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010).

Bibliographic information