"Signals and Perception" provides a coherent survey of our 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 should be useful for students on a wide variety of courses, in psychology, biology and neuroscience.
Table of Contents
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
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.