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Psychophysics Beyond Sensation : Laws and Invariants of Human Cognition - Christian Kaernbach

Psychophysics Beyond Sensation

Laws and Invariants of Human Cognition

By: Christian Kaernbach (Editor), Erich Schroger (Editor), Hermann J. Muller (Editor)

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This volume presents a series of studies that expand laws, invariants, and principles of psychophysics beyond its classical domain of sensation. This book's goal is to demonstrate the extent of the domain of psychophysics, ranging from sensory processes, through sensory memory and short-term memory issues, to the interaction between sensation and action. The dynamics and timing of human performance are a further important issue within this extended framework of psychophysics: Given the similarity of the various cortical areas in terms of their neuroanatomical structure, it is an important question whether this similarity is paralleled by a similarity of processes. These issues are addressed by the contributions in the present volume using state-of-the-art research methods in behavioral research, psychophysiology, and mathematical modeling.
The book is divided into four sections. Part I presents contributions concerning the classical domain of psychophysical judgment. The next two parts are concerned with elementary and higher-order processes and the concluding section deals with psychophysical models. The sections are introduced by guest editorials contributed by independent authors. These editorials present the authors' personals view on the respective section, providing an integrated account of the various contributions or highlighting their focus of interest among them. While also voicing their own and sometimes different point of view, they contribute to the process of discussion that makes science so exciting.
This volume should be of great interest to advanced students in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, neuropsychology, and related areas who seek to evaluate the range and power of psychological work today. Established scientists in those fields will also appreciate the variety of issues addressed within the same methodological framework and their multiple interconnections and stimulating cross-talk.

Prefacep. xi
Guest Editorialp. xv
Theories of Psychophysical Judgment
Guest Editorialp. 3
Perceptual Separability of Stimulus Dimensions: A Fechnerian Analysisp. 9
Subjective and Objective Scaling of Large Color Differencesp. 27
Short-Term and Long-Term Frames of Reference in Category Judgments: A Multiple-Standards Modelp. 45
Frame of Reference Models in Psychophysics: A Perceptual-Cognitive Approachp. 69
Two Kinds of Global Perceptual Separability and Curvaturep. 89
Timing and Dynamics of Human Performance
Guest Editorialp. 113
A Psychophysical Approach to Action Timingp. 117
Synchronization and Stimulus Timing: Implications for Temporal Models of Visual Information Processingp. 137
Functional Architectures in Structural Recognition and the Role of "Seeming Redundancy"p. 157
Memory-Guided Inference in Same-Different Comparison Tasksp. 197
Dimension-Based Visual Attention and Visual Object Segmentationp. 221
Timing of "Perception" and Perception of "Time"p. 245
Invariant Time Course of Priming With and Without Awarenessp. 271
Visual Marking: Using Time as Well as Space in Visual Selectionp. 289
Psychophysics of Memory
Guest Editorialp. 313
Cavanagh's Hypothesis Within the Context of Other Invariance Hypotheses: Theory and Datap. 319
Auditory Sensory Memory and Short-Term Memoryp. 331
Encoding and Retrieval Components Affecting Memory Span: Articulation Rate, Memory Search and Trace Redintegrationp. 349
Memory Scanning Beyond the Limit--If There is Onep. 371
Bottom-up and Top-down Flows of Information Within Auditory Memory: Electrophysiological Evidencep. 389
Neural and Representational Models
Guest Editorialp. 411
The Complementary Brain: From Brain Dynamics to Conscious Experiencesp. 417
Universal Temporal Structures in Human Information Processing: A Neural Principle and Psychophysical Evidencep. 451
Structural Information Theory and Visual Formp. 481
Author Indexp. 507
Subject Indexp. 521
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ISBN: 9780805842500
ISBN-10: 0805842500
Series: Scientific Psychology Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1