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Sensation and Perception

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Chapter 1: What is Perception? Introduction: Why is the Study of Sensation and Perception Important? Why Is This Psychology? The Myth of Five Senses The Basics of Perception The History of Sensation and Perception Applications of Sensation and Perception and Avoiding Collisions Chapter 2: Research Methodology The Measures and Methods of Psychophysics In Depth: Psychophysics In Assessment: Hearing Tests and Vision Tests Chapter 3: Visual System: The Eye Light The Eye Anatomy of the Retina The Duplex Theory of Vision Retinal Ganglion Cells and Receptive Fields Refractive Errors and Diseases of the Eye and Perception Chapter 4: Visual System: The Brain The Optic Nerve and Chiasm The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) The Superior Colliculus Primary Visual Cortex The Organization of V1 V2 and Beyond Functional Pathways in Visual Cortex Where does Vision Come Together? Development of the Visual System In Depth: Blindsight Chapter 5: Object Perception What is Object Perception? Top-down Processing and Bottom-up Processing Perceptual Organization Recognition by Components The Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Object Perception In Depth: Vision and Animacy Chapter 6: Color Perception Wavelengths of Light and Color Hue, Saturation, Lightness, and Brightness Additive and Subtractive Color Mixing The Retina and Color The Trichromatic Theory of Color Vision The Opponent theory of Color Perception Color Deficiency Constancy: Lightness and Color Constancy Chapter 7: Depth and Size Perception Oculomotor Cues Monocular Depth Cues Motion Cues Binocular Cues to Depth Size Perception In Depth: Stereopsis and Sports Chapter 8: Movement and Action How Do We Perceive Motion? The Neuroscience of Vision and Motion Form Perception and Biological Motion Action In Depth: Motion Illusions Chapter 9: Visual Attention Selective Attention: Covert Attention Features of Attention The Anatomy and Physiology of Attention Developmental Aspects of Visual Attention In Depth: Awareness and Visual Consciousness Chapter 10: The Auditory System Sound as Stimulus Anatomy of the Ear Central Pathway and Brain Anatomy of Hearing Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids and Cochlear Implants In Depth: Biosonar in Bats and Dolphins Chapter 11: The Auditory Brain and Sound Localization Central Pathway and Brain Anatomy of Hearing Auditory Localization Auditory Scene Analysis In Depth: Biosonar in Bats and Dolphins Chapter 12: Speech Perception The Human Voice as Stimulus Speech Phonemes Variability in the Acoustics of Phonemes The Development of Phoneme Perception Speech Perception and the Brain In Depth: Hearing Loss and Speech Perception Chapter 13: Music Perception The Acoustics of Music The Neuroscience of Music Learning, Culture, and Music Perception In Depth: Musical Illusions Chapter 14: Touch and Pain The Skin and Its Receptors Proprioception: Perceiving Limb Position Thermoreception Nociception and the Perception of Pain Neural Pathways The Neurochemistry of Pain: Endogenous Opioids The Perception of Itch Haptic Perception Vestibular System Application: Braille Reading in the Blind In Depth: Electroreception in Fish Chapter 15: Olfaction and Taste The Olfactory System Olfactory Perception Taste In Depth: Acquired Tastes

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Bennett L. Schwartz is a professor of psychology at Florida International University. He earned his BA (1988) and PhD (1993) from Dartmouth College. Dr. Schwartz does research on metacognition, human memory, and non-human memory, and has published over 50 journal articles in this area, as well as many books and book chapters. He is past president of the Southern Workers in Memory (2006) and the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (2016). He was associate editor of the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition and is on the editorial board of several journals. Dr. Schwartz teaches courses in memory, cognition, and sensation and perception. He is the author of two textbooks, Memory: Foundations and Applications, Third Edition, and with John H. Krantz, Sensation and Perception, Second Edition. John H. Krantz received his Psychology PhD from the University of Florida. After graduate school, he worked in industry at Honeywell on visual factors related to cockpit displays. In 1990, he returned to academia, taking a position at Hanover College. Dr. Krantz has done extensive research in vision, human factors, computers in psychology, and the use of the web as a medium for psychological research. He has been Program Chair and President of the Society for Computers in Psychology and Editor of the journal Behavior Research Methods. He was the first to develop Web experiments in psychological science and lead the way on techniques for sending multimedia via the Web. Dr. Krantz has served as a faculty associate for The Psychology Place, developing interactive learning activities and created psychology's first global web site for the Association for Psychological Science (APS). In addition, he is an author on Cognitive Toolkit and PsychSim 6, and, finally, Sensation and Perception, Second Edition with Bennett L. Schwartz. Dr. Krantz is well known for his widely used online psychological experiments related to sensation, perception, and cognition. His current research is focused on using the Web for psychological research and modeling the visual system.

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