L1-Intro - Sensory Processes & Perception PSY 343 Fall...

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    PSY 343 Fall Session 2007 - Lecture 1 Course introduction Instructor:  Sean Green
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    Introduction Info about us Instructor TA1 TA2 Sean Green Sam Soleimany Alex Tilton Office 312 Park 363 Park 392 Park Office Hours Tues. 11:00-12:00 Mon. 3:00-4:00 Thurs. 11:00-12:00 Fri. 2:00-3:00 Phone 645-3650x312 E-mail srgreen@buffalo.edu sss26buffalo.edu wtiv@buffalo.edu Textbook: Goldstein, , 7th ed. See the UBlearns site for more information throughout the course
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    Introduction What is perception? Goldstein (the author of the textbook) defines  perception as “conscious sensory  experience” Do we directly perceive objects in the outside  world? No.   Information from the outside world almost always  comes to us through our senses. Do we accurately perceive objects in the  outside world? No.   Our experiences may resemble what goes on in the  outside world, but not always Illusions, imagery, and more… Even in normal perception, our brain actively builds a  perceptual experience, using sensory information as well as 
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    Introduction Seeing is Deceiving? Check out: http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html
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    Introduction Why Study Perception? Design speech/handwriting recognition systems Design computer displays, media presentations, etc. May have applications for virtual reality Help treat perceptual disorders  Help people with disabilities  Understand the Mind-Body Problem Understanding others’ perceptions Understand how our perceptions do and do not  reflect reality And so on…
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    Introduction Some topics we’ll cover History Measuring perceptual abilities Physiology How neurons work Measuring brain activity Vision The eye Visual Perception Audition (Hearing) The Ear Auditory Perception  Language Perception Touch Phantom Limb Taste and Olfaction (Smell)
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    Introduction Aims of the class Seeing, hearing, touch taste and smell often seem so effortless that it is easy to overlook how complex the process of perception really is. In this course, I hope that you will: appreciate the complexity of our sensory system. understand the basic structure of the sense organs
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L1-Intro - Sensory Processes & Perception PSY 343 Fall...

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