|Author||: John Gray McKendrick|
|Total Pages||: 318|
|ISBN 10||: NYPL:33433011456179|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
"It is the aim of this book to give a succinct account of the functions of the organs of sense as these are found in man and the higher animals. The Authors have refrained from discussing with fulness of detail either the comparative physiology of the senses or the numerous interesting questions of a psychological character that inevitably arise in connection with the study of the mechanism of sensory perceptions. Each of these aspects of the subject would require a volume for itself. On the other hand, a perusal of this volume, which has been written so as to be readily understood even by those who have not made physiology a special subject of study, will be a suitable preparation for entering upon the more recondite questions that underlie physiological psychology. The Authors have endeavoured to treat the physiology of the senses as fully as space would allow, and have also suggested comparatively simple experiments by which any one interested in the subject may test some of the statements for himself. They would also direct attention to the last chapter, in which an attempt is made to elucidate the nature of the physiological basis of sensation, in the hope that it may be found to be a contribution to speculative thought on this problem"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).