Perception and Illusion: Historical Perspectives - Library of the History of Psychological Theories (Hardback)N.J. Wade (author)
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
From the reviews:
"Wade has published numerous books and articles on perception, many of which deal with the history of research in this area. The present volume continues this trend ... . Wade carries the historical account up to the present and concerns himself almost exclusively with vision, emphasizing the associations among art, illusion, and the scientific study of perception. ... Highly recommended." (R. H. Cormack, Choice, Vol. 42 (10), 2005)
"Nicholas Wade is an active empirical visual scientist who has also become a leading historian for our subject. ... He has now presented an overall view of the history of perception, with an emphasis on visual perception. ... The book is clearly written in an engaging style and provides the only broad but concise review of the history of the main topics in perception." (Prof. Ian P. Howard, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 41 (4), 2005)
"Nicholas Wade of Dundee University is characteristic of the breed of scientist-historian: he is respected for his own experimental work on visual perception, but he has also established himself as one of the foremost historians of visual science. ... Perception and Illusion begins in the time of Euclid and Aristotle ... . He ends with the late 20th-century view of the human observer as an information-processing system ... . Despite this vast territory, Wade has a firm and accurate grasp of his material." (John Mollon, The Times Higher Educational Supplement, October, 2005)
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