Handbook of Perception and Action

Handbook of Perception and Action


1st Edition - April 19, 1996

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  • Editors: Wolfgang Prinz, Bruce Bridgeman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533667

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This volume combines the classical fields of perception research with the major theoretical attitudes of today's research, distinguishing between experience- versus performance-related approaches, transformational versus interactional approaches, and approaches that rely on the processing versus discovery of information. Perception is separated into two parts. The first part deals with basic processes and mechanisms, and discusses early vision and later, yet still basic, vision. The second covers complex achievements with accounts of perceptual constancies and the perception of patterns, objects, events, and actions.

Key Features

  • Gives an overview of the current status of research in classical areas and of current approaches to perception
  • Covers research areas and theoretical approaches
  • Combines American and European research
  • Emphasizes complex achievements of perception: auditory patterns, object identification, event perception, and perception of action


Researchers, technicians, graduate students, and final year undergraduates in psychology, speech and hearing, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, neurobiology, and physiology.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors.
    W. Prinz and B. Bridgeman, Introduction.
    Basic Processes and Mechanisms:
    A. Reeves, Temporal Resolution in Visual Perception.
    L. Kehrer and C. Meinecke, Perceptual Organization of Visual Patterns: The Segmentation of Textures.
    M. Eimer, Stereoscopic Depth Perception.
    W.X. Schneider, Neural Networks and Visual Information Processing.
    H. Deubel, Visual Processing and Cognitive Factors in the Generation of Saccadic Eye Movements.
    B. Bridgeman, Extraretinal Signals in Visual Orientation.
    Perception of Objects, Events, and Actions:
    W.L. Shebilske and A.L. Peters, Perceptual Constancies: Analysis and Synthesis.
    D. Deutsch, The Perception of Auditory Patterns.
    J. Hoffmann, Visual Object Recognition.
    R.E. Shaw, O.M. Flascher, and W.M. Mace, Dimensions of Event Perception.
    J. Stränger and B. Hommel, The Perception of Action and Movement.
    Chapter References.
    Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
  • Published: April 19, 1996
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533667

About the Editors

Wolfgang Prinz

Affiliations and Expertise

Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, University of Munich, Germany

Bruce Bridgeman

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.

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