Chapter 3. Sensation and Perception

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department3,4
  1. Robert W. Proctor Professor1 and
  2. Janet D. Proctor Lead Academic Advisor2

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch3

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Proctor, R. W. and Proctor, J. D. (2006) Sensation and Perception, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 2

    Psychology, Liberal Arts, Purdue University, 100 North University Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • sensation and perception;
  • somatic sensory system;
  • spatial orientation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods for Investigating Sensation and Perception

  • Sensory Systems and Basic Perceptual Phenomena

  • Higher-Level Properties of Perception

  • Summary

  • References