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Unformatted text preview: tendons and joints and that informs us about our movements and the orientation of our body in space Vestibular sense o Psychophysics- Study of relationship between physical characteristics of stimuli and the sensory experiences produced by those stimuli o Detection and decision Goal of psychophysics is to chart relationship between physical characteristics of stimuli of individuals perception of stimulus o Signal detection paradigm Basic approach is to present targets on some trials but not others o Measuring sensory intensity Absolute threshold- minimum energy necessary to detect a stimulus or faintest detectable stimulus Below threshold or near threshold input o Chemical senses Olfaction-smell-cells located in bulb, nerves to parts of brain to process info Smell as a component of flavor Age and sex related differences Role in attachment (infant/mother) Gustation hearing...
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08