Book reviews – Sensation & Perception – J.M. Wolfe et al.

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Book title: Sensation & Perception

Domain: Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience

Edition/Year: 3rd (2012)

Publisher: Sinauer

Author: Jeremy M. Wolfe, Keith R. Kluender, Dennis M. Levi, Linda M. Bartoshuk, Rachel S. Herz, Roberta L. Klatzky, Susan J. Lederman, and Daniel M. Merfeld

Description: Sensation and Perception is written to introduce students to their own senses. Human sensory and perceptual experience is emphasized, and the neuroscientific underpinnings of that experience introduced. Chapters are written by experts in each of the sensory systems: by integrating current findings as the basics are presented, the authors impart to students that these are active areas of research. The text provides comprehensive treatment of higher perceptual functions (e.g., attention, music, language) as well as sensory systems beyond vision and audition (including, notably, a full chapter on Spatial Orientation and the Vestibular System as well as separate chapters on Taste and Olfaction). The new Third Edition reflects the growing contribution of imaging studies to the field, discusses applications of sensation and perception to clinical problems (e.g., visual search in radiology), and expands its treatment of modern theoretical approaches (e.g., Bayesian models).

Courses: University of New York, Eastern Illinois University, Grinnell College, University of California – San Diego, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Rutgers, Wake Forest University, Northeastern University, University of South Alabama, University of Texas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, Washington Research Library Consortium, University of Waterloo, San Diego University, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University

Website: http://www.sinauer.com/detail.php?id=5727

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