Perception: The Basics

 
Series: The Basics;
Edition number: 1
Publisher: Routledge
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ISBN13:9781032639529
ISBN10:10326395211
Binding:Hardback
No. of pages:164 pages
Size:198x129 mm
Weight:462 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 16 Illustrations, black & white; 11 Halftones, black & white; 5 Line drawings, black & white
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This book combines approaches from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in the study or perception. In addition to appealing to readers from all three of these disciplines, Perception: The Basics is a perfect introduction for students and general readers.

Long description:

This book combines approaches from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience in the study of perception. In addition to appealing to readers from all three of these disciplines, Perception: The Basics is a perfect introduction for students and general readers. Its interdisciplinary coverage of all aspects of perception does not require familiarity with either abstract philosophical concepts or neuroscientific knowledge.


Besides addressing the classic questions of how perception works, the book highlights the intricate connections between perception and action as well as perception that is not triggered by sensory input, like mental imagery, dreaming, and hallucination. Further, the book balances out an overemphasis on vision in the literature by giving almost equal coverage to all the sense modalities (although some examples are easier to present in visual form).


Questions that are discussed in detail include:




  • What is the function of perception?

  • Is perception an unbiased way of learning about the world?

  • What is the difference between the different sense modalities, like seeing, hearing, smelling, etc.?

  • What is the connection between perception and action?

  • What is the relation between perception, mental imagery, dreaming, and hallucination?


With helpful chapter summaries and a comprehensive final bibliography, Perception: The Basics is sure to be the first-stop for anyone trying to better understand this important area of interdisciplinary research.

Table of Contents:

1. What is Perception?  2. The Variety of Senses  3. Perception and Cognition  4. Perception and Action  5. Perception without Input  6. Aesthetic Perception