1. Introduction to Perception.
2. The Beginnings of the Perceptual Process.
3. Neural Processing
4. Cortical Organization.
5. Perceiving Objects and Scenes.
6. Visual Attention.
7. Taking Action.
8. Perceiving Motion.
9. Perceiving Color.
10. Perceiving Depth and Size.
11. Hearing I: Basic Processes and Pitch Perception.
12. Hearing II: Localization and Organization.
13. Speech Perception.
14. The Cutaneous Senses.
15. The Chemical Senses.
Appendix A: Methods of Adjustment and Constant Stimuli.
Appendix B: The Difference Threshold.
Appendix C: Magnitude Estimation and The Power Function.
Appendix D: The Signal Detection Approach.
E. Bruce Goldstein's SENSATION AND PERCEPTION has helped a myriad of students understand perceptual research and how the results of this research relate to everyday experience. A key strength of this text has always been its ability to illustrate concepts through examples and visuals. Dr. Goldstein and new co-author Dr. James Brockmole take students on an intriguing journey through the senses with both clarity and thoroughness, combining their extensive classroom experience and the most innovative research to create a visual, colorful text. MindTap, the digital learning solution available with the text, features an updated Exploration feature that enhances students grasp of concepts by enabling them to view experimental stimuli, perceptual demonstrations, and short film clips about the research being discussed.
E. BRUCE GOLDSTEIN is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. He received the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh for his classroom teaching and textbook writing. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Brown University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology Department at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldstein has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including retinal and cortical physiology, visual attention and the perception of pictures. He is the author of SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 10th Edition (Cengage, 2017), and the editor of the BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF PERCEPTION (Blackwell, 2001) and the two-volume SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PERCEPTION (Sage, 2010).
James R. Brockmole