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Sensation and Perception

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This highly acclaimed book provides a theoretically balanced introduction to the study of basic physiology and sensory responses. The authors survey a broad range of topics and present different theories and perspectives in controversial areas.
Demonstrations allow the reader to experience many of the perceptual phenomena firsthand using common household items or illustrati
Hardcover, 613 pages
Published August 19th 2003 by Wiley (first published 1979)
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May 04, 2016 Brittany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Used as a textbook in a course. It was ridiculously convoluted, not due to the subject matter, but because would say something in one way, and never explain it in a different matter, so if that sentence was not clear enough - too bad because that was all there was.
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This was a textbook for one of my courses. It's got great diagrams, but the text is a bit dry and it needs a new edition. Still interesting material, just not presented in the most interesting way.
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I will use this book once again for my research topic at school.
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“We do not perceive what is "out there," rather we perceive what is "in here." Our senses can only inform us of their own status. They can inform us of the electrical status of neurons or the physical or the chemical status of the receptors. The outside world is never taken into our consciousness. The outside world is rather our own creation, psychologically synthesized from the mass of sensations that envelope us. In many respects, the ultimate question that perception must ask was stated by John Stuart Mill in 1865. He asked, "What is it we mean, or what is it which leads us to say, that the objects we perceive are external to us, and not a part of our own thoughts?" That remains, perhaps, the ultimate, unresolved perceptual puzzle.” 0 likes
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