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

Chapter by chapter features

• An opening vignette focusing on a fascinating example of a person with a perceptual deficit, demonstrating not only how specific aspects of perception depend on the functioning of specific parts of the central nervous system, but also how profoundly our lives are impacted when our perceptual abilities aren’t working as they should.

• Integrated coverage of behavioral, physiological, and neuroimaging research, with a focus on the questions driving current studies and the different research methods used to address those questions

• Clear and detailed explanations, supported by highly effective illustrations, all aimed at giving students a solid foundation in the field

• Vivid and informative photos connecting common experience to chapter topics.

• An Applications section that explores the intersection of perception, technology, and everyday life

• A strong and comprehensive array of pedagogical features and supplementary materials.

Pedagogical Features

Each chapter features a wide array of pedagogical features aimed at supporting student mastery of the chapter content. These include:

• Beautiful illustrations drawn by and in collaboration with Kip Carter (University of Georgia), providing fresh visual representations of sensory systems and phenomena.

• Check Your Understanding self-study questions at the end of main sections throughout each chapter, reinforcing student’s comprehension of the section material.

• More thought-provoking Expand Your Understanding questions at the end of each chapter, offering a chance to connect ideas in new ways and are ideal for assignments outside the classroom.

• A Read More About It section at the end of each providing an annotated list of key readings on the chapter topic.

• Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in the margins.

• A chapter summary, organized by the main headings at the end of each chapter.

• In Chapter 6, anaglyphs that can be viewed in 3-D using the glasses provided with each copy of the book, illustrating how the visual system uses the slightly different views from the two eyes to create a vivid sense of depth.

LaunchPad Solo for Sensation and Perception

LaunchPad solo for Sensation and Perception allows students to reinforce their knowledge of course content using expertly designed interactive activities. In the more than 40 topic-relevant demonstrations and activities students are provided opportunities to:

  • interact with simulations of perceptual processes that are best presented dynamically;
  • test their own perceptual abilities
  • works as a researcher as they manipulate experimental factors and interpret the consequences
  • reinforce their learning via drag and drop activities.
All Launchpad Solo demonstrations end with multiple choice Test Yourself questions checking students understanding of the activities key concepts. Further all activities features in-depth explanations tied to the coverage within the textbook.