Second Edition   ©2017

Sensation and Perception

Steven Yantis (Johns Hopkins University) , Richard A. Abrams (Washington University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4641-1170-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-1170-9; Format: Cloth Text, 592 pages

Steven Yantis

Steven Yantis

Author

Steven Yantis was Professor in the Department of Psychological
and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, with secondary
appointments in the Departments of Cognitive Science and
Neuroscience. He studied experimental psychology as an undergraduate
at the University of Washington in Seattle and received a PhD
in experimental psychology at the University of Michigan. Following
a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, he joined the
faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he remained for the rest
of his career. Yantis’s research interests included visual perception,
attention, and cognition. Members of the Yantis laboratory continue
to measure behavior (response time, eye movements) and brain activity
(functional MRI) as people carry out tasks that probe perception
and attention. He taught a variety of courses in human perception and
attention for almost thirty years. He received the Early Career Award
from the American Psychological Association in 1994 and the Troland
Research Award from the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.
Steve passed away in 2014 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer.

 


Richard A. Abrams

Richard A. Abrams

Author

Richard A. Abrams is Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University. He studied engineering and psychology as an undergraduate at Columbia University and received a PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Michigan. After graduate school, he joined the faculty at Washington University, where he has been ever since. Abrams’s research interests include visual perception, attention, and motor control. Members of his laboratory use mostly behavioral methods (measuring response times, tracking hand and eye movements) to probe perception and attention as people carry out tasks. He has taught courses including experimental psychology and sensation and perception for over thirty years. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.