Sensory Perception

Mind and Matter

  • Friedrich G. Barth
  • Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch
  • Hans-Dieter Klein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Basic mechanisms in sensory systems

  3. Evolutionary epistemology

  4. Perception, art, and illusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-160
    2. Christoph v. Campenhausen, Jürgen Schramme
      Pages 161-174
    3. Richard L. Gregory
      Pages 175-181
    4. René Weissensteiner, Thomas Steinkellner, Andreas Jurik, Simon Bulling, Walter Sandtner, Oliver Kudlacek et al.
      Pages 183-203
    5. Daniel Bowling, Dale Purves
      Pages 205-214
  5. Perception and memory: Conscious and unconscious processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-243
    2. Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch
      Pages 245-264
    3. Matthew Hugh Erdelyi
      Pages 275-291
  6. The history of sensory worlds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-297
    2. John Gage
      Pages 299-311
    3. Robert Jütte
      Pages 313-332
  7. Neurophilosophy and free will

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-338
    2. Gerhard Roth
      Pages 339-356
    3. Hans-Dieter Klein
      Pages 383-390
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 391-404

About this book


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.


biology esthetics mind and matter psychiatry psychoanalysis senses sensing sensory perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich G. Barth
    • 1
  • Patrizia Giampieri-Deutsch
    • 2
  • Hans-Dieter Klein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology, Faculty of Life SciencesUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of PhilosophyUniversity of ViennaAustria

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