Sensation_and_Perception

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Sensation and Perception Sights, sounds, smells…the stuff of life
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Definitions Sensation : The process of receiving, translating, and transmitting raw sensory data from the external and internal environments to the brain. That is, smells, sounds, tastes, colors, touch, and other physical “sensations”
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Definitions Perception : The process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting sensory data into useful mental representations of the world. Perceiving “objects” and “words” not just colors and sounds
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Sensation and Perception “Apple”
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The Role of Transduction Transduction : Converting a stimulus to a receptor into a neural impulse.
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Transduction in the Sensory Systems
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Weird Sensation Stuff Menstrual Synchrony and Pheromones
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The Integration of the Senses The brain is continually taking in all these senses and organizing them into a
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Unformatted text preview: complete picture of the world. • Coordination of senses demo… • Big Research Question: Where is the timing belt in the brain? – Called by neuroscientists the “binding problem” Conflicts Between Sensation and Perception • Examples: – Find the all the “F’s” – Proofreading FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULTS OF YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCES OF YEARS. Bottom-up Processing • Information processing the begins “at the bottom” with raw sensory data that feed “up” to the brain. Top-down Processing • Information processing that starts “at the top,” with the observer’s thoughts, expectations, and knowledge, and works down. • Examples: – Sometimes we see and hear what we want to see and hear – Optical illusions...
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