Psychophysical Approaches to Cognition, Volume 92

1st Edition

Editors: D. Algom
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444889782
eBook ISBN: 9780080867465
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st August 1992
Page Count: 626
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Psychophysical Approaches to Cognition (D. Algom). 2. Integration Psychophysics and Cognition (N.H. Anderson). 3. "What Thin Partitions Sense from Thought Divide": Toward a New Cognitive Psychophysics (L.E. Marks). 4. Mind in Psychophysics (L.M. Ward). 5. Intentionalism - An Expressive Theory (E. Galanter). 6. The Concept of Perceptual Similarity: From Psychophysics to Cognitive Psychology (R.D. Melara). 7. Psychophysics of Visual Imagery (J.C. Baird, T.L. Hubbard). 8. Memory Psychophysics: An Examination of its Perceptual and Cognitive Prospects (D. Algom). 9. Cognitive Effects in Pain and Pain Judgments (G.B. Rollman). 10. Sensory, Cognitive and Response Factors in the Judgment of Sensory Magnitude (G.A. Gescheider, S.J. Bolanowski, Jr., R.T. Verrillo).

Description

Our lives are informed by perceptual and cognitive processes at all levels, from instrumental learning to metaphorical discourse to memorial representation. Yet, historically, these two branches of experimental psychology, perception and cognition, have developed separately using independent methods of experimentation and analysis. This volume is motivated by the assumption that a fundamental integration of the two fields is fruitful methodologically and indispensable theoretically. It explores how the notion of psychophysics aligned with cognitive processes shapes the study of perception and cognition, and illuminates a variety of contemporary research issues from a novel theoretical perspective. The papers raise conceptual and metatheoretical issues against the background of relevant empirical data.

The authors provide a virtually narrative account of the most recent developments in their respective fields of expertise in psychophysics and cognitive psychology. Hence, this volume gives the interested reader an opportunity to reflect critically upon some of the current issues defining the two domains and their conjunction. Topics discussed include the psychology and psychophysics of similarity, the psychophysics of visual memory and cognitive factors in judgment. The emerging notion of cognitive psychophysics may well warrant the attention of experts in the field.


Details

No. of pages:
626
Language:
English
Copyright:
© North Holland 1992
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780080867465
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444889782

Reviews

Our lives are informed by perceptual and cognitive processes at all levels, from instrumental learning to metaphorical discourse to memorial representation. Yet, historically, these two branches of experimental psychology, perception and cognition, have developed separately using independent methods of experimentation and analysis. This volume is motivated by the assumption that a fundamental integration of the two fields is fruitful methodologically and indispensable theoretically. It explores how the notion of psychophysics aligned with cognitive processes shapes the study of perception and cognition, and illuminates a variety of contemporary research issues from a novel theoretical perspective. The papers raise conceptual and metatheoretical issues against the background of relevant empirical data.

The authors provide a virtually narrative account of the most recent developments in their respective fields of expertise in psychophysics and cognitive psychology. Hence, this volume gives the interested reader an opportunity to reflect critically upon some of the current issues defining the two domains and their conjunction. Topics discussed include the psychology and psychophysics of similarity, the psychophysics of visual memory and cognitive factors in judgment. The emerging notion of cognitive psychophysics may well warrant the attention of experts in the field.


About the Editors

D. Algom Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel