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Why does the sky look blue? Why does sugar taste sweet? Can my dog hear the same things I hear? 'Sensation & Perception' is written by experts in each of the five senses who have a passion and enthusiasm for conveying the excitement of this field to students.
Why does the sky look blue? Why does sugar taste sweet? Fully revised and updated, this introductory, full-colour text is written by experts in each of the five senses who convey the excitement of the field to students, providing comprehensive descriptions of the science behind vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
1. Introduction.- 2. The First Steps in Vision: From Light to Neural Signals.- 3. Spatial Vision: From Spots to Stripes.- 4. Perceiving and Recognizing Objects.- 5. The Perception of Color.- 6. Space Perception and Binocular Vision.- 7. Attention and Scene Perception.- 8. Motion Perception.- 9. Hearing: Physiology and Psychoacoustics.- 10. Hearing in the Environment.- 11. Music and Speech Perception.- 12. Spatial Orientation and the Vestibular System.- 13. Touch.- 14. Olfaction.- 15. Taste.