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Perception : a very short introduction, Brian Rogers

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Perception : a very short introduction
Title
Perception
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Brian Rogers
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Perception is one of the oldest and most deeply investigated topics in the field of psychology, and it also raises some profound philosophical questions. It is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our behavior as well as to create our particular, subjective experiences of the surrounding world. In this Very Short Introduction, Brian J. Rogers discusses the philosophical question of what it means to perceive, as well as describing how we are able to perceive the particular characteristics of objects and scenes such as their lightness, color, form, depth, and motion. What we perceive, however, does not always correspond to what exists in the world and, as Rogers shows, the study of illusions can be useful in telling us something about the nature and limitations of our perceptual processes. Rogers also explores perception from an evolutionary perspective, explaining how evolutionary pressures have shaped the perceptual systems of humans and other animals. He shows that perception is not necessarily a separate and independent process but rather part of a "perceptual system," involving both the extraction of perceptual information and the control of action. Rogers goes on to cover the significant progress made recently in the understanding of perception through the use of precise and controlled psychophysical methods, single cell recordings, and imaging techniques. There have also been many insights from attempts to model perceptual processes in artificial systems. As Rogers shows, these attempts have revealed how difficult it is to program machines to perform even the most simple of perceptual tasks that we take for granted"--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
EAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, Brian J
Dewey number
153.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF241
LC item number
.R628 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A very short introduction
Series volume
538
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception
  • Perception
  • Perception
  • Visual perception
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
Label
Perception : a very short introduction, Brian Rogers
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is perception? -- Perceptual theories : direct, indirect and computational -- Lightness and colour -- Motion perception -- Perception of a 3-D world -- Perception and action -- Delusions about illusions -- The physiology and anatomy of the visual system -- The future
Control code
1006647665
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 162 pages
Isbn
9780198791003
Lccn
2017942397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006647665
Label
Perception : a very short introduction, Brian Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is perception? -- Perceptual theories : direct, indirect and computational -- Lightness and colour -- Motion perception -- Perception of a 3-D world -- Perception and action -- Delusions about illusions -- The physiology and anatomy of the visual system -- The future
Control code
1006647665
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 162 pages
Isbn
9780198791003
Lccn
2017942397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1006647665

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