A condensed source of information about perception
Classical illusions and effects are reported
Explanations based on physiological facts
Description of some sensory disorders
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
This book defines the terminology used in the fields of sensation and perception and describes the biological and physical bases required for understanding sensory experiences. It offers more specifically an introduction to the study of psychophysics, auditory perception, visual perception, and attention, and discusses the basic concepts and mechanisms used to interpret different perceptual phenomena.
Featured topics in this book:
- Laws of psychophysics, including the discrimination law of Weber and Stevens’ power law.
- Psychophysical methods and signal detection theory.
- Hearing music and speech.
- Color, form and depth perception
- The role of attention in perception.
- Sensory disorders.
Psychology of Perception is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying sensation and perception.
- Colour Vision
- Depth Perception
- Form Perception
- Perceiving and recognizing forms
- Perceptual Organization
- Psychophysical laws
- Sensory disorders
- Speech and music
- Visual perception
Authors and Affiliations
École de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
About the author
is a Professor at the School of Psychology of Laval University, Québec. His research interests are mainly on timing and time perception, rhythm, psychological time, psychophysics, cognitive neurosciences, and the relative age effect in sports. He is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology
(2006-2009) and a former associate editor of Attention, Perception and Psychophysics
Book Title: Psychology of Perception
Authors: Simon Grondin
Publisher: Springer Cham
Behavioral Science and Psychology, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-31789-2
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93219-4
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-31791-5
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XI, 156
Number of Illustrations: 57 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour