An Odyssey in Learning and Perception
"Eleanor Gibson is unique. In the course of six decades, she has made many fundamental contributions to the study of learning and perception. The entire field of perceptual learning owes its origins to Gibson, and she was the major influence in reviving the study of reading around 30 years ago. Her work, generously collected in this volume, is must reading for anyone who wants to know how our minds work.... It is all the more remarkable that these achievements were made despite the serious barriers that blocked women from scientific careers."
-- Edward S. Reed, "Comparative Psychology" In the field of psychology, beginning in the 1950s, Eleanor J. Gibson nearly single-handedly developed the field of perceptual learning with a series of brilliant studies that culminated in the seminal work, Perceptual Learning and Development. An Odyssey in Learning and Perception brings together Gibson's scientific papers, including difficult-to- find or previously unpublished work, along with classic studies in perception and action. Gibson introduces each paper to show why the research was undertaken and concludes each section with comments linking the findings to later developments. A personal essay touches on the questions and concerns that guided her research.
Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change series
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Bilateral Transfer of the Conditioned Response in the Human Subject
Perceptual Learning Annual Review of Psychology 1963
J J Gibson and G Raffel Exp Psychol 1932 15 416421
Retention and the Interpolated Task with James J Gibson Amer
A Systematic Application of the Concepts of Generalization
The Effect of Prolonged Exposure to Visually Presented Patterns
The Effectiveness of Prolonged Exposure to Cutouts vs Painted
Differentiation or Enrichment? with J J Gibson
Perceptual Development and the Reduction of Uncertainty
A Developmental Study of Visual Search Behavior with A Yonas
Perceptual Learning and the Theory of Word Perception Cognitive
A View from outside the Network
Perception Cognition or Both?
Behavior of Light and DarkReared Rats on a Visual Cliff with
The Development of Perception as an Adaptive Process Eleanor
Comparative Psychology and Animal
PSYCHOPHYSICS TO TRANSFORMATIONS
The Effect of Prior Training with a Scale of Distance on Absolute
Distance Judgment by the Method of Fractionation with J Purdy
Continuous Perspective Transformations and the Perception of Rigid
Motion Parallax as a Determinant of Perceived Depth with
Psychophysics to Computation
Development of Knowledge of VisualTactual Affordances
Detection of the Traversability of Surfaces by Crawling and Walking
Exploratory Behavior in the Development of Perceiving Acting
Prospects for a New Approach to Perceptual Learning
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