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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Signals and Perception

The Fundamentals of Human Sensation

ISBN 9780333993644
Publication Date August 2002
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

Presenting the latest advances in the science of the senses, Signals and Perception provides a coherent survey of our current understanding of how we interact with the environment via our senses. Offering a unified treatment of the senses - hearing and balance, vision, touch and pain, smell and taste - and assuming little prior knowledge of the field, the text is ideal for students on a wide variety of courses, in psychology, biology and neuroscience.

DR DAVID ROBERTS is Senior Lecturer in Chemistry at The Open University. He has wide teaching interests including information technology, colour and vision, drug design, applications of virtual reality in science.

PART 1: HEARING AND BALANCE
The Mechanics of Hearing: J. Ashmore
Auditory Signal Transduction: R. Fettiplace
From the Cohclear to the Cortex: C. Hackney
Imaging Central Auditory Function: A. Palmer and D. Hall
Hearing the World: C. Darwin
Hearing Deficiencies: D. Baguley and D. McFerran
The Orienting Sense: D. Furness
PART 2: VISION
Colour and Light: S. Westland
The Properties of the Cornea: K. Meek
The Retina and Visual Transduction: J. Bowmaker
Colour Vision: S. Westland
From the Retina to the Brain: A. Derrington
Functional Imaging and Vision: K. Singh
Colour Perception: A. Hurlbert
Spatial Filters and Spatial Vision: T. Meese
Motion Perception: M. Harris
Word Perception: P. Naish
PART 3: TOUCH AND PAIN
Somatosensory Coding: S. Bolanowski
The Perception of Touch: P. Cahusac
Orientation and Proprioception: I. Lyon
Nociception and Pain: J. Millar
The Function and Control of Pain: R. Orcharson
PART 4: SMELL AND TASTE
The Olfactory System: T. Jacob
Perception of Smell: T. Lorig
The Gustatory Sensory System: T. Jacob
Taste Perception: S. Van Toller
Flavours: M. Naish
PART 5: INTEGRATING THE SENSES
Sight and Sound: C. Spence
Conflicting Sensory Messages: R. Stott
Hypnosis: P. Naish

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