An Odyssey in Learning and Perception (Revised)

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception (Revised)

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Author/Contributor(s): Gibson, Eleanor J
Publisher: MIT Press
Date: 02/03/1994
Binding: Paperback. 656p.
1.5(h) x 5.82"(w) x 8.75"(d)
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"Eleanor Gibson is unique. In the course of six decades, she has made many fundamental contributions to the study of learning and perception. The entire field of perceptual learning owes its origins to Gibson, and she was the major influence in reviving the study of reading around 30 years ago. Her work, generously collected in this volume, is must reading for anyone who wants to know how our minds work.... It is all the more remarkable that these achievements were made despite the serious barriers that blocked women from scientific careers."
-- Edward S. Reed, "Comparative Psychology" In the field of psychology, beginning in the 1950s, Eleanor J. Gibson nearly single-handedly developed the field of perceptual learning with a series of brilliant studies that culminated in the seminal work, Perceptual Learning and Development. An Odyssey in Learning and Perception brings together Gibson's scientific papers, including difficult-to- find or previously unpublished work, along with classic studies in perception and action. Gibson introduces each paper to show why the research was undertaken and concludes each section with comments linking the findings to later developments. A personal essay touches on the questions and concerns that guided her research.

Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change series