Sensation and perception
Sensation and Perception focuses on those areas of Psychology which deal with the acquisition, processing and interpretation of information by the body's external and internal sense organs.Topics covered include: the fundamental processes of vision; modern computational theories of vision; the structure and function of the auditory system including the perception of loudness, pitch and tembre; the skin senses; the body senses; the chemical senses; the fundamental methods and findings of Psychophysics.
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Computational Theories of Vision
The Skin Body and Chemical Senses
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Academic Press Acoustical Society activity adaptation auditory filter basilar membrane body brain centre frequency chemical cochlear coding cognitive complex computational theory cues detection edge Equal-loudness contours Equation example experience exponent Fechner's Law Figure free nerve endings frequency selectivity function Gestalt Gibson gland hair cells hearing Hubel human illusion intensity internal sensation Journal judgements logarithmic loudness luminance discontinuities magnitude estimation Marr matching measurement memory method Moore nerve nervous system neural neurons nociceptor noise normal object odours olfactory pain perceived perception physical physiological pitch Power Law primal sketch processing psychophysics range receptive fields receptors recognition representation response retinal image S. S. Stevens scale Schiffman sense sensory memory signal sinusoid skin smell sound level spatial specific spinal gate stereopsis stimulus attributes taste temperature thermal threshold tion tone tuning curves vestibular vision visual cortex visual system Weber's Law weight zero-crossing