Perception, 5e, by Randolph Blake and Robert Sekuler, helps students appreciate the complexity of perception, while giving them a fresh perspective on their own seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting. This thoroughly revised Fifth Edition includes updated research on cognitive influences on perception, two additional chapters, and a new, contemporary look.Exciting new research in the areas of speech and music perception, smell, and taste prompted the authors to devote a whole chapter to speech and music perception (Chapter 12) and two separate chapters to smell (Chapter 14) and taste (Chapter 15). More than 300 new research citations reflect new developments in the field, especially on the role of cognition in perception. An improved, more contemporary two-color design and a larger format with more illustrations make the book easier to read and provides ample note-taking space. Behavioral and biological approaches are integrated throughout the text in a coherent and complete presentation, heightening students' appreciation for the field. The text continuously links the content discussed to students' everyday lives. Intriguing demonstrations suggested can be performed by students on their own, without any equipment; these are designed to underscore the connection between science and everyday experience.