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Unformatted text preview: Dualistic View of perception mental v. physical Four basic questions of psychophysics 1. detection is anything there? 2. recognition what is it? 3. scaling much of it is there? 4. discrimination are these things different? Absolute Limen: the weakest stimulus that can be detected reliably o Under-threshold: subliminal o Over-threshold: supraliminal Difference Limen: the smallest difference between two stimuli that can be detected reliably Fundamental Properties of Perception o Active process (efferent control) o Selective if you want to feel something you can, you see what you want to see o Patterns: stimuli in context o Attention o Lateralized o Graded o Coded o Construction...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08