This text provides a comparison of hearing and seeing, or 'listening to' and 'looking at', which provides the means to isolate what is common to perception and what is specific to each sensory system. It also includes a detailed account of many aspects of our perceptual systems, at both a functional and a physiological level.
Contents; 1. Basic Concepts; 2. Transformation of Sensory Information Into Perceptual Information; 3. Characteristics of Auditory and Visual Scenes; 4. The Transition Between Noise (Disorder) and Structure (Order); 5. Perception of Motion; 6. Gain Control and External and Internal Noise; 7. The Perception of Quality: Visual Color; 8. The Perception of Quality: Auditory Timbre; 9. Auditory and Visual Segmentation; 10. Summing Up; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 425-448) and index.