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Psychology of Perception


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Simon Grondin
    Pages 1-16
  3. Simon Grondin
    Pages 17-33
  4. Simon Grondin
    Pages 35-51
  5. Simon Grondin
    Pages 53-65
  6. Simon Grondin
    Pages 67-81
  7. Simon Grondin
    Pages 83-101
  8. Simon Grondin
    Pages 103-122
  9. Simon Grondin
    Pages 123-135
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 137-156

About this book


This book defines the terminology used in the fields of sensation and perception and describes the biological and physical bases required for understanding sensory experiences. It offers more specifically an introduction to the study of psychophysics, auditory perception, visual perception, and attention, and discusses the basic concepts and mechanisms used to interpret different perceptual phenomena.

Featured topics in this book:

  • Laws of psychophysics, including the discrimination law of Weber and Stevens’ power law.
  • Psychophysical methods and signal detection theory.
  • Hearing music and speech.
  • Color, form and depth perception
  • The role of attention in perception.
  • Sensory disorders.

Psychology of Perception is an essential resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying sensation and perception.


Attention Cognition Colour Vision Depth Perception Form Perception Hearing Perceiving and recognizing forms Perception Perceptual Organization Psychophysical laws Psychophysics Sensory disorders Speech and music Visual perception

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.École de PsychologieUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

About the authors

Dr. Grondin is a Professor at the School of Psychology of Laval University, Québec. His research interests are mainly on timing and time perception, rhythm, psychological time, psychophysics, cognitive neurosciences, and the relative age effect in sports. He is a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (2006-2009) and a former associate editor of Attention, Perception and Psychophysics (2006-2015).

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