Sensory Perception

Mind and Matter

Editors: Barth, Friedrich G., Giampieri-Deutsch, Patrizia, Klein, Hans-Dieter (Eds.)

  • Provides access to scientific research on the brain, on topics of both the sciences of the brain and the sciences of the mind.
  • Builds a truly interdisciplinary bridge between neurobiology, psychology and philosophy.
  • This volume is unique in its selection of disciplines.
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Sensory perception: mind and matter aims at a deeper understanding of the many facets of sensory perception and their relations to brain function and cognition. It is an attempt to promote the interdisciplinary discourse between the neurosciences and psychology, which speaks the language of cognitive experiences, and philosophy, which has been thinking about the meaning and origin of consciousness since its beginning. Leading experts contribute to such a discourse by informing the reader about exciting modern developments, both technical and conceptual, and by pointing to the big gaps still to be bridged. The various chapters provide access to scientific research on sensory perception and the mind from a broad perspective, covering a large spectrum of topics which range from the molecular mechanisms at work in sensory cells to the study of the unconscious and to neurophilosophy.

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“This book explores the current research on sensory perception and links between animal and human studies. … The obvious audience is neuroscientists, but it certainly also includes those in a variety of disciplines, including psychology and neuropsychology, as well as psychiatry, neurology, and philosophy given the final section of the book. … there are colorful, good quality illustrations, as well as diagrams, charts, and models throughout. The references are generally up to date, but also include relevant seminal contributions.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2012)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Sensory cells and sensory organs

    Frings, Stephan

    Pages 5-21

  • Vertebrate hearing: Origin, evolution and functions

    Manley, Geoffrey A.

    Pages 23-40

  • Principles of function in the visual system

    Krug, Kristine

    Pages 41-56

  • What binds it all together? Synchronized oscillatory activity in normal and pathological cognition

    Singer, Wolf

    Pages 57-70

  • Between biology and philosophy: Our knowledge of the real world

    Vollmer, Gerhard

    Pages 75-88

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99751-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-211-99750-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sensory Perception
Book Subtitle
Mind and Matter
Editors
  • Friedrich G. Barth
  • Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch
  • Hans-Dieter Klein
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-99751-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-99751-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-99750-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 404
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