psych- ch.8 - Chapter 8 Perception Perception Bottom-Up...

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Chapter 8 Perception Perception Bottom-Up Process -An analysis of the action of feature detectors in a sensory experience Top-Down Process -An analysis of the effects of expectation and prior learning on a sensory experience Receptive Fields and Feature Detectors Receptive Field -The portion of the visual field to which a cell in nervous system responds when visually stimulated Feature Detector -A visual neuron that is sensitive to a particular visual feature Ganglion Cell Receptive Fields On-center cells -Ganglion cells that respond in an excited fashion when light falls in the center and darkness falls on the outside. Off-center cells -Ganglion cells that respond in an excited fashion when light falls in the surround and darkness falls on the center Cortical Feature Detectors Simple Cells -Neurons in the striate cortex that respond to lines of a particular orientation or direction in their receptive field Depth Perception The perception of depth arises from a combination of cues that creates the illusion of three dimensions ..Binocular Cues to Depth require both eyes ..Monocular Cues to Depth require only one eye Binocular Cue of Retinal Disparity
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYC 2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Auburn University.

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psych- ch.8 - Chapter 8 Perception Perception Bottom-Up...

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