Colavita, Francis B.
Imprint - publication information
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, c2006.
Course guidebook contains lecture outlines and notes, biographical notes on the lecturer and bibliography.
Pt. 1. Disc 1. Sensation, perception, and behavior -- Sensation and perception: a distinction -- Vision: stimulus and the optical system -- Vision: the retina -- Vision: beyond the optic nerve -- Vision: age-related changes.
Pt. 1. Disc 2. Hearing: stimulus and supporting structures -- Hearing: the inner ear -- Hearing: age-related changes -- Cutaneous system: receptors, pathways -- Cutaneous system: early development -- Cutaneous system: age-related changes.
Pt. 2. Disc 3. Pain: early history -- Pain: acupuncture, endorphins, and aging -- Taste: stimulus, structures, and receptors -- Taste: factors influencing preferences -- Smell: the unappreciated sense -- Smell: consequences of anosmia.
pt. 2. Disc 4. Vestibular system: body orientation -- Kinesthetic sense: motor memory -- Brain mechanisms and perception -- Perception of language -- Visual agnosias -- Perception of other people/course summary.
Presents lectures (each 30 minutes in length), offering a biopsychological perspective on the way we humans navigate and react to the world around us in a process that is ever-changing. Our experiences are vastly different today than they were when we were children and our senses and brains were still developing; and those experiences are becoming ever more different as we age, when natural changes alert us to the need to compensate, often in ways that are quite positive.
Physical description :
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guidebook (iv, 123 p. ; 19 cm.)