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Psychology of Perception

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  • 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

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Psychophysics

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 1-16
  3. Physical and Biological Bases of Hearing

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 17-33
  4. Hearing

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 35-51
  5. Biological Bases of Visual Perception

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 53-65
  6. Color Perception

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 67-81
  7. Form Perception

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 83-101
  8. Depth Perception

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 103-122
  9. Perception and Attention

    • Simon Grondin
    Pages 123-135
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 137-156

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.

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Colour Vision
  • Depth Perception
  • Form Perception
  • Hearing
  • Perceiving and recognizing forms
  • Perception
  • Perceptual Organization
  • Psychophysical laws
  • Psychophysics
  • Sensory disorders
  • Speech and music
  • Visual perception

Authors and Affiliations

  • École de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

    Simon Grondin

About the author

Dr. Grondin 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 (2006-2015).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Psychology of Perception

  • Authors: Simon Grondin

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31791-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: 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

  • Topics: Cognitive Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-31791-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)