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Sensation, Perception and Action An Evolutionary Perspective



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Palgrave Macmillan

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This is the edition with a publication date of 4/15/2010.
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Our senses enable us to interact with the world around us, taking in a mass of information as we do so. This textbook covers the full scope of different senses by taking a designers view that describes sensory processes through evolutionary adaptations, and discusses how behaviour is affected by the way data is collected and used.

Author Biography

JOHANNES ZANKER is Professor of Neuroscience at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also Head of the Psychology department. He received both his diploma and PhD from Tubingen, Germany. He is well regarded in the field of Sensation and Perception.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablep. x
List of Colour Platesp. xi
Prefacep. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Perception As Gateway to the Worldp. 1
The Machinery: Understanding The Neural Codep. 14
Vision 1: Brightnessp. 30
Vision 2: Colourp. 44
Vision 3: From Images to Spacep. 54
Vision 4: Time and Motionp. 71
Hearing 1: Sound And Noisep. 85
Hearing 2: Complex Auditory Informationp. 99
Chemical Senses: Smell and Tastep. 112
Body Senses: From the Control of Posture to Touchp. 124
Focus Of Interest: Attentional Modulation of Perceptionp. 137
Managing Information Flow through Integration of Sensory and Motor Systemsp. 148
Making Sense: Theoretical Approaches to Perceptionp. 161
Referencesp. 171
Indexp. 190
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