Perception and Illusion

Historical Perspectives
Sofort lieferbar
One of the few books available that covers the entire history of perception
Chapter 1 Recording observationsThe practice of perception
Greek science and perception The ideal and the observable
The five senses
The introduction of observation
The introduction of optics
The introduction of experiment
Summary Chapter 2 Nature of perceptual error
Comparisons of percepts
Comparisons with physics
Comparisons with physiology
Distal and proximal comparisons
Summary Chapter 3 Nature of veridicality
Nature of light
Greek optics
Medieval optics
Early modern optics
Nature of sight
Visual pathways
Eye glasses
Summary Chapter 4 Perception in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Impact of optics
Eye as an optical instrument
Impact of anatomy
Visual pathways
Impact of physiology
Our contact with the world is through perception, and therefore the study of the process is of obvious importance and signi?cance. For much of its long history, the study of perception has been con?ned to natural- tic observation. Nonetheless, the phenomena considered worthy of note have not been those that nurture our survival-the veridical features of perception-but the oddities or departures from the common and c- monplace accuracies of perception. With the move from the natural world to the laboratory the oddities of perception multiplied, and they received ever more detailed scrutiny. My general intention is to examine the interpretations of the perc- tual process and its errors throughout history. The emphasis on errors of perception might appear to be a narrow approach, but in fact it enc- passes virtually all perceptual research from the ancients until the present. The constancies of perception have been taken for granted whereas - partures from constancies (errors or illusions) have fostered fascination.
Autor: N. J. Wade
Nicholas Wade hat sich nach dem Studium der Naturwissenschaften und der Medizin als Wissenschaftsjournalist der 'New York Times' einen Namen gemacht. Sein Buch erscheint zu gleicher Zeit in den USA und in Deutschland.
Autor: N. J. Wade
ISBN-13:: 9780387227221
ISBN: 0387227229
Erscheinungsjahr: 17.12.2004
Verlag: Springer US
Gewicht: 503g
Seiten: 268
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2005
Sonstiges: Buch, 239x157x22 mm