Experiencing Sensation and Perception

John H. Krantz, Hanover College, krantzj@hanover.edu

Using the Media


  1. Introduction
  2. Psychophysics
  3. The Stimulus and Anatomy of the Visual System
  4. Fundamental Limits of Vision
  5. Form and Contour
  6. Color
  7. Motion
  8. The Third Dimension
  9. Constancy and Illusions
  10. Fundamentals of Audition
  11. Complex Auditory Phenomena
  12. Skin Senses
  13. Chemical Senses
  14. Sensory Interaction
  15. Perceptual Development

Appendix: The Basics of the Nervous System

Hanover College
Psychology Department


NOTE: Java is becoming increasingly difficult to work with on the web. I am in the process of both building a new site built in javascript to accompany a textbook (Schwartz and Krantz, Sensation and Perception, Sage Publisher, due out January 2015) and hope to update the rest to javascript. I am linking to the new site activities, Interactive Sensation Laboratory Exercises (ISLE) when they exist. They are indicated with Part of ISLE after the link. Thanks.

If you want a work around for using the Java links, click here.

ESP Text Chapters


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