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Published: 15 October 2020

600 Pages

8 1/2 x 10.875 inches

ISBN: 9781605359724

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Sensation and Perception

Sixth Edition

Jeremy Wolfe, Keith Kluender, Dennis Levi, Linda Bartoshuk, Rachel Herz, Roberta Klatzky, and Daniel Merfeld

Sinauer Associates is an imprint of Oxford University Press

  • The Sensation and Perception in Everyday Life boxes discuss the application of basic science knowledge to practical problems in the real world. For example, in Chapter 5, aspects of the color picker in graphics programs can be directly traced to our understanding of how the eye and brain derived the experience of color from different mixtures of wavelengths of light. Online demonstration activities, such as through the use of perception experiments, illusions that illustrate key concepts, and models of cognitive processes, bring concepts and examples to life.
  • Scientists at Work boxes walk students through the scientific process based on real experiments and provides a window into the thought process behind designing experiments that yield scientific results.
  • New Multisensory Integration sections throughout the text highlight how human senses interact and create a more holistic and realistic picture of perception.

New to this Edition:

  • An emphasis on multisensory perception
  • A new section on mathematical and computational modeling in perception
  • Inclusion of recent findings on the "visual word form area" in the brain
  • Enhanced coverage of the functions of the outer hair cells of the inner ear, along with a revised and updated section on the treatment of hearing loss
  • New material about how sound affects vision
  • A discussion of various ways in which olfaction is involved in daily life

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