PS_1_intro - Major Sensory Systems Sense Seeing Hearing...

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1 Major Sensory Systems Sense Source of information Seeing Light Hearing Sound Balance Gravity and acceleration Touch Temperature and pressure Pose Joint position and muscle stress Chemical structure Visual system, Auditory system, Vestibular system, Tactile system, Kinesthetic (proprioceptive) system, Olfactory system, Gustatory system. These are some of the sensory systems in humans.
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2 Overarching Principle Perceptual systems evolve to obtain information about the environment that is relevant for the tasks the organism must perform in order to survive and reproduce. Corollary : The design of a perceptual system is constrained by the tasks it performs, by the physical/statistical properties of the environment, and by various biological factors.
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3 Important Perceptual Tasks Identification of objects and materials Navigation through the environment Prediction of motion trajectories Estimation of physical dimensions Object manipulation Speech communication Visual communication Vision is very important for human survival. It involves many important and complex tasks.
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 323P taught by Professor Geisler during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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