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Perception and Information

Perception and Information

1st Edition

Paul J. Barber, David Legge
March 12, 2019

Perception is about the reception, selection, acquisition, transformation and organization of sensory information. This book, originally published in 1976, discusses a number of aspects of human perception within a theoretical framework in which man is considered as a processor of information. The...

Perception and Understanding in Young Children: An Experimental Approach

Perception and Understanding in Young Children: An Experimental Approach

1st Edition

Peter Bryant
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1974: ‘This book sets forth a theory of cognitive development based on simple but powerful processes of inference. The theory is applied with great ingenuity and freshness to complex phenomena found during intellectual development. Dr Bryant has written an important and...

The Psychology of Person Identification

The Psychology of Person Identification

1st Edition

Brian Clifford, Ray Bull
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1978, the laws and procedures governing person identification parades, photofit pictures and the forms of questions asked to obtain a description, had been increasingly called into question. The problem had been highlighted by several well publicised court cases, and...

Perception: An Annotated Bibliography

Perception: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Kathleen Emmett, Peter Machamer
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1976, the bibliography presented here was intended to provide a useful research tool for scholars and students of perception. The primary concentration of the authors’ efforts has been on the philosophical literature during the period of 1935-1974....

Auditory and Visual Pattern Recognition

Auditory and Visual Pattern Recognition

1st Edition

David J. Getty, James H Howard
March 12, 2019

The systematic scientific investigation of human perception began over 130 years ago, yet relatively little is known about how we identify complex patterns. A major reason for this is that historically, most perceptual research focused on the more basic processes involved in the detection and...

Personality, Cognition and Social Interaction

Personality, Cognition and Social Interaction

1st Edition

Nancy Cantor, John F Kihlstrom
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1981, this volume presents the domain of personality as a fuzzy set that includes features previously identified with cognitive and social psychology. Few of the individual contributions are centrally concerned with individual differences and cross-situational stability, but...

The Development of Perception, Cognition and Language: A Theoretical Approach

The Development of Perception, Cognition and Language: A Theoretical Approach

1st Edition

Paul van Geert
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1983, the aim of this book was to discuss some fundamental problems of cognitive developmental psychology at the time. The theme which underlies the discussion is that scientific knowledge of the cognitive characteristics of other people starts from the cognitive instruments...

Human Awareness: Its Social Development

Human Awareness: Its Social Development

1st Edition

Ivana Marková
March 12, 2019

Human awareness – which forms the basis of all interpersonal relationships – is perhaps the most fascinating phenomenon of biological and socio-cultural evolution. In this innovative book, originally published in 1987, the author introduces the subject of human awareness from the perspective of...

Perspectives on Mental Representation: Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Cognitive Processes and Capacities

Perspectives on Mental Representation: Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Cognitive Processes and Capacities

1st Edition

Jacques Mehler, Edward C.T. Walker, Merrill Garrett
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1982, the editors felt that their field was clearly in need of explanatory accounts for many different areas. This volume presents statements of the status of research in several areas by scholars at the forefront of the discipline. It tries at the same time to juxtapose...

The Perception of Causality

The Perception of Causality

1st Edition

Albert Michotte
March 12, 2019

Originally published in 1963, this is a classic work on the psychology of perception. By means of suitable patterns on a partly concealed rotating disc Michotte was able to give the impression of objects in movement; and where certain conditions of speed, position, and time-interval were satisfied,...

Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Face Recognition: Explorations in Face Space

Cognitive and Computational Aspects of Face Recognition: Explorations in Face Space

1st Edition

Tim Valentine
March 12, 2019

How can computers recognize faces? Why are caricatures of famous faces so easily recognized? Originally published in 1995, much of the previous research on face recognition had been phenomena driven. Recent empirical work together with the application of computational, mathematical and statistical...

Odd Perceptions

Odd Perceptions

1st Edition

Richard L. Gregory
March 12, 2019

Richard Gregory was one of the major scientific thinkers of our time. Originally published in 1986, here he presents essays on the rich subject of perception. How we experience colours, shapes, sounds, touches, tickles, tastes and smells is a mysterious and rich inquiry. Wonderful as these...

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