This book is an introduction to how minds work, including how they make judgments and perceptions, and processes sensory information. It looks at the physiological and psychological methods humans use to function and survive as a species, but that put limits on their knowledge and understanding of the universe, their immediate environment and themselves. Topics include information processing, cognitive biases, visual and audio illusions, perception and misperception of moving and still objects, art perception, limits of symbolic language, and social and evolutionary psychology.
About the author
David Cycleback is Director of Center for Artifact Studies, and is an internationally known authentication expert with professional certification in museum sciences from Northwestern University. One of his areas of research is the scientific methods, including spectroscopy, used in identifying and dating artifacts and materials. In their second printing by China’s National Photographic Art Publishing House, his guides ‘Judging the Authenticity of Prints by the Masters’ and ‘Judging the Authenticity of Photographs’ were the first comprehensive books on the subjects published in China, and ‘Art Perception’ is one of four books students are recommended to study in preparation for India’s Common Entrance Exam for Design (CEED) for postgraduate studies in technical design. He has advised and examined artifacts for major institutions, was a writer for the standard academic reference Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography and is a memorabilia authenticity writer and researcher for Arizona State University’s Society for American Baseball Research.