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42 review for The Psychology of Perception

  1. 5 out of 5

    Nick Davies

    Interesting, but (as might be expected for a book written ~50 years ago about a subject that I have read about a reasonable amount elsewhere) at times it felt a little bit basic. This very clear non-fiction aims to bring together thinking about the science of perception - in fairly biological terms, how we process sensory information with particular emphasis on understanding visual input in terms of distance, shape, movement, speed etc. It's good - I wouldn't complain about it with any real just Interesting, but (as might be expected for a book written ~50 years ago about a subject that I have read about a reasonable amount elsewhere) at times it felt a little bit basic. This very clear non-fiction aims to bring together thinking about the science of perception - in fairly biological terms, how we process sensory information with particular emphasis on understanding visual input in terms of distance, shape, movement, speed etc. It's good - I wouldn't complain about it with any real justification acknowledging the length of time ago it was written - but it was less 'new' to me in a more significant way than some of the other stuff I've read in the job-lot of Pelicans I recently purchased. Nevertheless, an interesting introduction to the field, as much of this that I felt was obvious now.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Liam Porter

    A collection of then-current topics. In the first half the book surveys the most basic dimensions of visual perception: size, perspective, form (and "figure vs ground"), motion. The biology of visual perception is laid out and illusory or biased perception in the above areas are illuminated in a biological and cognitive framework. Evidence from children and adults are neatly interwoven to form a synthesized picture of our powers of perception. The second half of the book is less conclusive, more A collection of then-current topics. In the first half the book surveys the most basic dimensions of visual perception: size, perspective, form (and "figure vs ground"), motion. The biology of visual perception is laid out and illusory or biased perception in the above areas are illuminated in a biological and cognitive framework. Evidence from children and adults are neatly interwoven to form a synthesized picture of our powers of perception. The second half of the book is less conclusive, more miscellaneous and less biological in its focus. It covers topics such as reading skills, the effect on perception of reinforcement via shocks, the perception of emotional words on behaviour, and attentiveness (selective perception).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kaluza Klein

    Perfect for getting into the basics. Meticulous and neat.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lit-Creek

    Perhaps a little dated now -- but still interesting.

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    Gabriel Benjamin

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    Katrina Quick

    A very scientific and helpful (yet dry) rendition of how the human brain develops from birth, with detailed images of how different objects are perceived depending on stage of development. Slightly disappointing as was looking for something that looked at the emotional and psychological ways in which we perceive our surroundings in not quite such a literal sense. However perfect if you are reading it for it's actual purpose. A very scientific and helpful (yet dry) rendition of how the human brain develops from birth, with detailed images of how different objects are perceived depending on stage of development. Slightly disappointing as was looking for something that looked at the emotional and psychological ways in which we perceive our surroundings in not quite such a literal sense. However perfect if you are reading it for it's actual purpose.

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    Con Robinson

    Wow - what a great read

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    Ben Keightley

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