Originally published in 1982, this book introduces the student to the central problem of all perceptual theories: just how does the perceiver identify particular objects? In focusing on the problem, Dr Wilding provides a coherent, well organized framework for its study, bypassing the conventional split between perception and reaction time evidence which was common to most textbooks at the time.
The author draws on evidence from a wider number of research traditions and argues that each has a contribution to make to any account of perception. Throughout he emphasizes the methodological basis of the research discussed, in order to provide students with a solid foundation for their own practical work.
Acknowledgements. List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. 1. Questions 2. Finding Answers 3. Stimuli: Scenes 4. Stimuli: Objects 5. Attention 6. Processing Stages 7. Deciding 8. Expectancies and Motives 9. Learning and Knowledge 10. Speech Perception and Reading 11. Epilogue. Appendices: 1. Table of d’ 2. Table of beta. References. Index.