The Resource Perception and illusion : historical perspectives, Nicholas J. Wade

Perception and illusion : historical perspectives, Nicholas J. Wade

Label
Perception and illusion : historical perspectives
Title
Perception and illusion
Title remainder
historical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas J. Wade
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The understanding of perception is central to our knowledge of the mind. Yet paradoxically, this understanding was born of centuries of fascination with errors of human perception. Perception and Illusion: Historical Perspectives elegantly retraces this scientific journey, not only in terms of its trials and errors but in its complex relationships with painting and medicine, philosophy and physics." "In this accessible volume, Nicholas Wade surveys over two millennia of scientific inquiry and research, describing the evolution of theories of light, sight, and illusion from early naturalistic observation to our sophisticated present-day experiments. Optics, physiology, and ophthalmology, are seen emerging from beneath the burden of tradition and dogma. So, too, do doctors and thinkers studying the senses become Practitioners devoted to specialized domains."
  • "Perception and Illusion Historical Perspectives is illuminating reading for students of the history of psychology, optics, and medicine, and provides insights into the history and progress of science. In addition to charting these visual milestones, Wade reminds the reader in an articulate manner of perceptual controversies - including some of the most basic ones that have yet to be resolved."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 152.1
  • 152.7/4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF241
LC item number
.W3195 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of the history of psychological theories
Label
Perception and illusion : historical perspectives, Nicholas J. Wade
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
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Contents
Ch. 1. Recording observations -- Ch. 2. Nature of perceptual error -- Ch. 3. Nature of veridicality -- Ch. 4. Perception in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Ch. 5. The instrumental revolution in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 6. The response revolution in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 7. The fragmentation of the senses in the nineteenth century -- Ch. 8. The twentieth century - the multiplication of illusion -- Ch. 9. Conclusions
Control code
000026324923
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 250 p.
Isbn
9780387227221
Lccn
2004056968
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21586044
System control number
  • lt21586044
  • (OCoLC)56809865

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