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1 Perception Chapter 5 part 2 “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” -Henri Bergson Sensation Sensory receptors detect signals and send info to the brain Perception Organizing and interpreting of sensory information
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2 Nativist Constructivist Nature vs. Nurture Nativists innate knowledge evolutionary Constructivists tabula rasa Infants perceive differently Perception Blooming, buzzing confusion How do we know what they know? Habituation Visual Preference High amplitude sucking ERP (event-related potentials) Habituation Familiarity with the stimulus Boredom! Recovery / dishabituation Shows discrimination ability
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3 Visual Preference Simultaneous presentation of contrasting stimuli Looking time is measured Discrimination ability AND preference Visual Preference Visual Preference
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High Amplitude Sucking Newborn infants Habituation Operant Conditioning ERP (event-related potentials) brain activity using EEG No behavioral response required!
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 340 taught by Professor Vonspeigal during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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