Nerves - • Top-down processing o Information processing...

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Nerves Sensation to represent the world in our head, we must detect physical energy from the environment a process in which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus energy Sensory and Perceptual Processing Bottom-up Processing o Analysis that begins with the sense receptors and works up to higher levels of processing within the brain o Construct perceptions from sensations coming bottom-up to the brain
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Unformatted text preview: • Top-down processing o Information processing guided by higher-level mental processes o As when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations Psychophysics • Study of the relationship between physical characteristics of stimuli and our psychological experience of them • What stimuli can we detect? • How sensitive are we to changing stimuli?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Wessel-blaski during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Colleges.

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