5.Sensation-Perception

5.Sensation-Perception - Section 5 Senssation Perception...

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** This file includes most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or addedinlasminute changes) added in last-minute changes). The best use of this file is to print it out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. That is, important details will be presented in lecture but are not presented in this pdf file. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. 2) Research Methods 3) Biological Foundations • Section 5.1: Our Senses: Vision, Hearing, Touch, Smell/Taste • Section 5.2: Perception: Making Sense of Sensation Sensation: Basic Processes • Transduction : External energy converted into neural impulses • Receptors : Neurons that act as brain’s transducers • Neural Pathway : From receptors to cerebral cortex Psy 1, Spring 2008
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2 Our Senses: Vision The Visible Spectrum The Eye Thalamus Psy 1, Spring 2008
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3 The Retina Psy 1, Spring 2008
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4 Retina: Neural Organization Cones (fovea) • High spatial resolution High spatial resolution • Fine detail, acuity • Daylight vision • Color Rods (periphery) • Low spatial resolution • High sensitivity • Night vision Dark Adaptation: Adjusting to Different Light Levels Cones (fovea) • High spatial resolution High spatial resolution • Fine detail, acuity • Daylight vision • Color Rods (periphery) • Low spatial resolution • High sensitivity • Night vision Psy 1, Spring 2008
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5 What The Retina “Sees” • Retinal signals sent to thalamus then to the cerebral cortex What about color? Seeing Colors: Cone Types
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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5.Sensation-Perception - Section 5 Senssation Perception...

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