Chapter 11 by JMBWm22


									Chapter 4

Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception
Illusion Works

From the Illusion Works home page:

"Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of optical and sensory illusions on the
world-wide web. This award-winning collection consists of innumerable interactive
demonstrations, up-to-date and reliable scientific explanations, school projects, illusion
artwork, interactive puzzles, 3D graphics, suggested reading lists, bibliographies,
perception links, and much more."


From "About the Exploratorium."

"Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a
collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a
leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center."

"This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank
Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985."

Follow the link to Mind, where you can explore “the science, art, and experience of our
inner lives.”

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World:

This site from the Howard Hughes Institute offers crisp graphics and a variety of
tutorials on vision, audition, the mystery of smell, and brain scans.

Sensation and Perception Tutorial

Dr. Krantz offers a tutorial on the concept of visual receptive fields and on the use of
visual information in art.

Encyclopedia of Psychology

This site contains a large number of links to sites that offer information about sensation
and perception.

Aging and the Olfactory System
Provides an update on research into the olfactory system and how aging impacts the
perception of smell.
Vision Science

Click on “demonstrations” in the left hand column. You will find a number of interesting
demonstrations and visual illusions.

The Joy of Visual Perception a Web Book

An on-line book that presents a great deal of information about the eye, and the brain
with regard to vision.

Value and Need as Organizing Factors in Perception (1947)

                       Jerome S. Bruner and Cecile C. Goodman[1], Harvard University

This article is quite interesting and readable. It addresses the question of how much of
what we end up perceiving is due to the original stimulus, “what is out there” and how
much is constructed or fabricated by our brain.

The York University site contains many historical papers in psychology and can be
searched by topic or author.

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