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Perception

Pike, Graham; Edgar, Graham and Edgar, Helen (2012). Perception. In: Braisby, Nick and Gellatly, Angus eds. Cognitive Psychology. Oxford University Press, pp. 65–99.

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Abstract

Cognitive processes enable us to experience the world around us: to recognise a friendly face in a crowd, to communicate our passions, to recall memories from the past. When these processes stop working, it can turn friends into strangers, render speech impossible, and make history a confusion of truth and lies. Cognitive Psychology, Second Edition unravels these complex ideas, introducing the concepts behind them and looking at how techniques, such as neuroimaging, can provide answers to questions that may at first seem unanswerable.

The chapters - covering a broad range of topics, including attention, perception, and neuropsychiatry - are written to inspire students, and come complete with helpful resources, including in-chapter summaries to consolidate learning, 'Activity' boxes to help students engage in the content, and 'Research study' boxes to encourage an awareness of scientific method.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-19-923699-2, 978-0-19-923699-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 66216
Depositing User: Graham Pike
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 10:04
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 12:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66216
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