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Page xiv
Andy Brown's bio

pho tographer -> photographer ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page xxi
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what's going on inside own heads -> what's going on inside their own heads ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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understanding has chanced. -> understanding has changed. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Page xix
4th paragraph

Should read "The information transformations in the brain are made yet more complicated by the constraints...."

Anonymous  Feb 05, 2009  Feb 01, 2009
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Second paragraph

Changed author bio to: Vaughan Bell is a clinical and research psychologist interested in understanding brain injury, mental distress and psychological impairment. He's currently at the Departmento de Psiquiatría in the Universidad de Antioquia and the Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, in Medellín, Colombia, where he's a visiting professor. He's also a visiting research fellow at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. (http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/staff/?go=10947)

Anonymous  Feb 06, 2009  Feb 01, 2009
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p.xiv: http://www.icn.ucl.ac.uk/members/Bird448/ should be http://www.icn.ucl.ac.uk http://www.christianjarrett.btinternet.co.uk should be http://www.psychologywriter.org.uk/ http://www.psychol.ucl.ac.uk/people/profiles/suater_disa.htm should be http://www.mpi.nl/Members/DisaSauter p.xv: http://www.shef.ac.uk.spinsn/ should be http://www.shef.ac.uk/spinsn/ p.xvi: http://www.cf.ac.uk/psych/home/bellv1 should be http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/staff/profile/default.aspx?go=10947 Acknowledgements http://moin.sourceforge.net should be http://moinmo.in/ p.xxii: http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citapa.html [please delete the whole parenthetical clause which this link is part of] p.15: http://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/mainmenu.html should be http://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu p.21: http://www.foresight.gov.uk/cognitive.html should be http://www.foresight.gov.uk http://members.aol.com/Bio50/LecNotes/lecnot11.html [please delete after "...electrical signals on..." to "...the Neuroscience for Kids site..." ie removing the entire text reference and URL for the broken link ] p.22: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical /pubs/NINDS_Neuron.htm should be http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/brain_basics/ninds_neuron.htm p.27: http://www.cs.uta/fi/~jh/homonculus.html should be http://www.cs.uta.fi/~jh/homunculus.html p.29: http://owen.nhm.ac.uk/piclib/www/image.php?img=87494&cat=6 should be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sensory_and_motor_homunculi.jpg p.40: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/peripheral_vision.html should be http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/peripheral_vision/ p.42: http://www.awpa.asn.au/tipstrix/eyeball1.htm [please delete this bullet] http://www.awpa.asn.au/tipstrix/eyeball2.htm [please delete this bullet] http://webvision.med.utuh.edu/facts.html [please delete this bullet] p.45: http://www.poynter.org/eyetrack should be http://www.poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/ http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/e/l/elm173/schlwork/semester3/psych/complete.htm [please delete this bullet] p.49: http://www.exploratorium.org/snacks/cheshire_cat.html should be http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/cheshire_cat/ p.63: http://www.kyb.tue.mpg.de/links/demo.html should be http://www.kyb.tue.mpg.de/bu/demo/index.html p.66: http://gandalf.psych.umn.edu/~kersten/kersten-lab/images/kersten-shadow-cine.mov should be http://gandalf.psych.umn.edu/~kersten/kersten-lab/images/kersten-shadow-cine.MOV p.89: http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~kreisman/phi/index.html should be http://www.yorku.ca/eye/colorphi.htm p.91: http://nba.uth.tmc.edu/homepage/eagleman/flashlag/ should be http://neuro.bcm.edu/eagleman/flashlag/ p.92: http://nba.uth.tmc.edu/homepage/eagleman/flashlag/r1.html should be http://neuro.bcm.edu/eagleman/flashlag/demos/r1.mpg p.93: http://fisio.icb.usp.br/~vinicius/Public_pdf/Baldo_Ranvaud_Morya.pdf should be http://fisio.icb.usp.br/~vinicius/publications/Baldo_Ranvaud_Morya%202002%20.pdf p.106: http://www.sparknotes.com/psychology/cognitive/perception/section1.html [please delete this bullet, and thus the 'See Also' heading] p.108: http://neurodyn.umsl.edu/~simon/sr.html should be http://www.umsl.edu/~neurodyn/projects/vsr.html p.117: http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/readinglists/p5mcm-2.html [please delete this endnote (and hence the reference to it in the body text too)] p.118: http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/mot.mov should be http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/motMovies/mot.mov http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/mot-occ-occlusion.mov should be http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/motMovies/mot-occ-occlusion.mov http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/mot-occ-virtocc.mov should be http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/motMovies/mot-occ-virtocc.mov p.119: http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/mot-occ-implosion.mov should be http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/motMovies/mot-occ-implosion.mov p.123: http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/finstlab/ZPPublications.htm should be http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/faculty/pylyshyn.html p.129: http://www.spymuseum.org/games/mole.html [please delete this endnote and subscript to it in the body text] p.130: http://www.flashreader.com [please delete this url and the sentence it is part of] p.135: http://www.mindhacks.com/book/44/changeblindness.gif should be http://www.mindhacks.com/book/40/changeblindness.gif p.142: http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~psmfed/papers/np.html should be http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~psmfed/ p.154: http://www.tonmeister.ca/main/textbook/psychoacoustics/06.html should be http://www.tonmeister.ca/main/textbook/ p.155: http://physics.mtsu.edu/~wmr/julianna.html should be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_fundamental p.160: http://www.hei.org/research/depts/aip/audiodemos.htm should be http://www.hei.org/research/aip/audiodemos.htm http://www.hei.org/research/depts/aip/increase_channels.mp3 should be http://www.hei.org/research/aip/increase_channels.mp3 p.165: http://psy.ucsd.edu/chip/pdf/Synaeth_JCS.pdf should be http://psy.ucsd.edu/chip/pdf/Synaesthesia%20-%20JCS.pdf p.170: http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/matt.davis/Cmabrigde/ should be http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/home.html p.174: http://neuro.caltech.edu/~lshams/demo.html should be http://shamslab.psych.ucla.edu/demos/ please delete the pinned note which starts "On Ladan Sham's page" p.176: http://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/xmodal/default.htm should be http://psyweb.psy.ox.ac.uk/xmodal/default.htm p.186: http://www.mpi.nl/world/persons/private/ardi/Rts.htm should be http://www.nici.ru.nl/~ardiroel/Rts.htm p.188: http://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/xmodal/default.htm should be http://psyweb.psy.ox.ac.uk/xmodal/default.htm p.198: http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/people/faculty/pcarruthers/Cognitive-language.htm should be http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/Faculty/pcarruthers/ http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/people/faculty/pcarruthers/BBS-reply.htm should be http://www.philosophy.umd.edu/Faculty/pcarruthers/BBS-reply.htm p.230: http://www.macalester.edu/~psych/whathap/UBNRP/Split_Brain/Split_Brain_Consciousness.html [please change "it was even claimed " to "some even claimed" and delete the URL and brackets] http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.btinternet.com/~neuronaut/webtwo_features_leftbrain.html should be http://www.dichotomistic.com/mind_readings_left%20vs%20right%20brain.html http://members.aol.com/sakrug/dualbrain.html [please rewrite from "New Theories of Expression" so that remainder reads "Workings of Split Brain Challenge Notions of How Language Evolved " an article by Sandra Blakeslee archived on the New York Times website (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/sandra_blakeslee/index.html)" p.238 http://ams.allenpress.com/pdfserv/i1520-0477-080-07-1385.pdf [please delete this URL and the brackets] p.250: http://ams.allenpress.com/pdfserv/i1520-0477-080-07-1385.pdf [please delete this URL and the brackets] p.256: http://www.biols.susx.ac.uk/home/George_Mather/Motion/KDE.HTML should be http://www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk/home/George_Mather/Motion/KDE.HTML p.258: http://www.biols.susx.ac.uk/home/George_Mather/Motion/BM.HTML should be http://www.lifesci.sussex.ac.uk/home/George_Mather/Motion/BM.HTML *Note: Already corrected in [7/08] printing. p.262: http://www.perceptionweb.com/perc0303/p5010.pdf [please delete this URL and the brackets] p.267: http://www.carleton.ca/~warrent/210/michotte/michotte.html should be http://web.archive.org/web/20040226172716/http://www.carleton.ca/~warrent/210/michotte/michotte.html http://www.carleton.ca/~warrent/210/michotte/michotte1.html should be http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Narrative/michotte-demo.swf http://www.carleton.ca/~warrent/210/michotte/michotte2.html should be http://research.yale.edu/perception/causality/temporalGap.mov p.268: http://pantheon.yale.edu/~bs265/demos/causality.html should be http://www.yale.edu/perception/Brian/demos/causality.html p.276: http://www.newscientist.com/lastword/article.jsp?id=lwd613 [please delete this endnote and the link to it in the body text] p.294: http://www.health.uottawa.ca/hkgrad/mllab/cieffe.html [please relate this endnote with "Ste-Marie, D. M., Clark, S. E., Findlay, L. C., & Latimer, A. E. (2004). High Levels of Contextual Interference Enhance Handwriting Skill Acquisition. Journal of Motor Behavior, 36(3), 115-126."] p.303: http://www.keeslau.com/TomWaitsSupplement/Lyrics/common.htm should be http://www.tomwaitslibrary.com/lyrics-common.html p.315: http://www.elitetrack.com/caffeine.pdf please replace entire text of this endnote with "Nehlig, A., & Debry, G. (1994). Caffeine and sports activity: a review. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 15(5), 215-23." p.338: http://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~tlc10/bio/pdf_articles/article_index.htm [please delete URL and the sentence containing it (starts "This, and other papers by...") p.339: http://www.dur.ac.uk/m.j.eacott/cogmem3.txt should be http://idiolect.org.uk/docs/blog/negative_velten.txt and http://idiolect.org.uk/docs/blog/positive_velten.txt

scottd_oreilly  Feb 10, 2009  Feb 01, 2009
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4th paragraph

Midway through the paragraph: "Small things have big effects and sometime big changes in circumstance can produce...." It should be "sometimes,"

Anonymous    Jun 01, 2008
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4th paragraph

Midway through the paragraph: "Small things have big effects and sometime big changes in circumstance can produce...." It should be "sometimes,"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2008
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Page 34
3rd paragraph

There is a slight confusion in the description of the visual pathway. The text says: "... the right halves of the two retinas are dispatched to the left of the brain and vice versa..." This is not quite correct; the right halves of the retina are connected to the right side of the brain, and the left halves to the left side. It is the right part of the visual field (which is absorbed by the left halves of the retinas) that gets processed in the left brain hemisphere and vice versa.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2010
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Before visual features have as been extracted from -> Before visual features have been extracted from ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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the oter type of cell -> the other type of cell ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Focus-based cues (atmospheric perspective, object intensity, focu -> Focus-based cues (atmospheric perspective, object intensity, focus) ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Figure 2-22 caption

at a different length. -> at a different depth. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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This means you when you see -> This means when you see ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Adaptation is a general term for number of processes. -> Adaptation is a general term for a number of processes. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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noticing the group is moving -> noticing the ground is moving ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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you brain -> your brain ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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If you'd like try an online version -> If you'd like to try an online version ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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seminal experiments on mentally rotation -> seminal experiments on mental rotation ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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imagine yourself mental rotating around a display -> imagine yourself mentally rotating around a display ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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anything more that 2 m away -> anything more than 2 m away ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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http://neurodyn.umsl.edu/~simon/sr.html -> http://neurodyn.umsl.edu/sr/ ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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The difference between the two sets of bars is that the one on the left is within the resolution of visual selective attention because it's spread out, while the one on the right is too crowded with detail. -> The difference between the two sets of bars is that the one on the right is within the resolution of visual selective attention because it's spread out, while the one on the left is too crowded with detail. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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righthand side set of bars -> lefthand side set of bars ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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www.mindhacks.com/book/44/changeblindness.gif -> www.mindhacks.com/book/40/changeblindness.gif ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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wasn't being activity discarded by the brain. -> wasn't being actively discarded by the brain. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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conservations in loud bars. -> conversations in loud bars. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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wouthit porbelm. -> wouthit a porbelm. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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(and originally published in 1976, makes -> (and originally published in 1976), makes ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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In the left hand, participants -> In the right hand, participants AND to the palm of the right hand. -> to the palm of the left hand. AND Movement of the participant's left hand -> Movement of the participant's right hand AND participant's left hand the touch sensation on the right palm -> participant's right hand the touch sensation on the left palm ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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touch stimulus movements of the left hand. -> touch stimulus movements of the right hand. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Negative numbers mean right-handedness, positive numbers mean left-handedness. -> Positive numbers mean right-handedness, negative numbers mean left-handedness. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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End Notes, Note No. 6

Annuls of the New York should be: Annals of the New York ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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last line

the letter A made of up -> the letter A made up of ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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must be over 21 to drink beer. -> must be 21 or over to drink beer. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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we have to gues. -> we have to guess. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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we a get vivid perception -> we get a vivid perception ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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Table 9-2, item 6

FAL_ -> FLA_ ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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and spe_. -> and fla_. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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See also * Anderson, M. C., & Green, C. (2001). Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control. Nature, 410(6826), 366-369. * Barclay, C. R., & Wellman, H. M. (1986). Accuracies and inaccuracies in autobiographical memories. Journal of Memory and Language, 25, 93-103. -> 4. Anderson, M.C., & Green, C. (2001). Suppressing unwanted memories by executive control. Nature, 410(6826), 366-369. See Also * Barclay, C. R., & Wellman, H. M. (1986). Accuracies and inaccuracies in autobiographical memories. Journal of Memory and Language, 25, 93-103. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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entangled with on another -> entangled with one another ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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shift and recombine independent of the content. -> shift and recombine separately from the content. ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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The are several reasons -> There are several reasons ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007
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edges if your mouth -> edges of your mouth ########################################

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2007