Readings in Perception

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PREFACEv
INTRODUCTIONxi
PART ONE--BIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN PERCEPTION
SELECTION
1. Clifford T. Morgan: Some Structural Factors in Perception3
2. Abram Hoffer, Humphrey Osmond, and John Smythies: Some Psychological Effects of Adrenochrome37
PART TWO--PSYCHOPHYSICAL MEASUREMENT
3. Ira J. Hirsh: Sensation and Measurement45
PART THREE--PERCEPTION OF OBJECTS AND EVENTS
A. THE STIMULUS FIELD AND ITS DIFFERENTIATION.
4. Julian E. Hochberg, William Triebel, and Gideon Seaman: Color Adaptation under Conditions of Homogeneous Visual Stimulation (Ganzfeld)61
5. Kurt Koffka: Points and Lines as Stimuli70
6. David Katz: The Modes of Appearance of Colours83
7. George A. Miller: The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two: Some Limits on our Capacity for Processing Information90
B. PERCEPTION OF ORGANIZED FIGURES AND AREAS.
8. Max Wertheimer: Principles of Perceptual Organization115
9. Joseph M. Bobbitt: An Experimental Study of the Phenomenon of Closure as a Threshold Function136

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