This text begins with five chapters that progress from principles of psychophysics and physiology through the psychophysical approach to object perception. These concepts are then applied to explain the perception of color, depth, size, and movement, and the visual control of action. Later chapters cover several aspects of auditory perception, the cutaneous and chemical senses, perceptual development, and clinical aspects of vision and hearing. This sixth edition offers new boxed features that examine the use of neuroimaging techniques to study the brain as it's operating, and that highlight how the structure and operation of the brain can be changed by experience. Some 360 new references have been added, most from the last five years. Goldstein teaches psychology and directs undergraduate programs in psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
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