A Course of Readings for Graduate Students Interested in Advanced Work in Perception
J. J. Gibson, Cornell University
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The Classical Senses
E. G. Boring, Sensation and Perception in the History of Experimental Psychology (1942)
F. A. Geldard, The Human Senses (1953)
Woodworth and Schlosberg, Experimental Psychology (1954). Selected chapters.
Theories of Sense-Perception
H. Von Helmholtz, Physiological Optics, Vol. 3.
E. B. Tichener, Textbook of Psychology (p. 46-57).
K. Koffka, Principles of Gestalt Psychology, Ch. 1-7.
J. Hochberg, Perception, 1964.
U. Neisser, Cognitive Psychology, 1967.
J. J. Gibson, The Perception of the Visual World, 1950.
The Theory of Information Pickup
J. J. Gibson, The Senses Considered as Perceptual Systems, 1966.
Recent films and experimental papers from Cornell, and memoranda for the graduate seminar in perception.
E. J. Gibson, Principles of Perceptual Learning and Development (1969).