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Johannes Zanker - Sensation, Perception and Action: An Evolutionary Perspective - 9780230552661 - V9780230552661
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Sensation, Perception and Action: An Evolutionary Perspective

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Description for Sensation, Perception and Action: An Evolutionary Perspective Our senses enable us to interact with the world around us, taking in a mass of information as we do so. This textbook covers the full scope of the different senses by taking a 'designer's view' that describes sensory processes through evolutionary adaptations, and discusses how behaviour is affected by the way data is collected and used. Num Pages: 350 pages, biography. BIC Classification: JMRP. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 246 x 189 x 18. Weight in Grams: 624.

With a style that is both detailed and accessible, this new text from Johannes Zanker provides students with a solid understanding of how our sensory and perceptual systems operate, and interact with a dynamic world. It not only explains the scientific mechanisms involved, but discusses the costs and benefits of these mechanisms within an evolutionary, functional framework, to encourage important questions such as: What is a given sensory mechanism needed for? What kind of problem can it solve and what are its limitations? How does the environment determine how senses operate? How does action affect and facilitate perception?
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About Johannes Zanker
JOHANNES ZANKER is Professor of Neuroscience at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where he is also Head of the Psychology department. He has held positions at the Max-Planck Institute, Germany; the Australian National University; and University College London, UK.  His research over the last 20 years has centred on topics at the boundaries of biology, computer science and psychology    

Reviews for Sensation, Perception and Action: An Evolutionary Perspective
"I was excited to see a book that included 'Action' both in the title and content since this aspect of perception is usually missing ... I think this book will help to complete the picture of perception and action." Richard Wilkie, Lecturer in Perception, Action and Cognition, University of Leeds, UK "I thought the logical flow of ideas was one ... Read more

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