Psych 101 Module 12 - Psych 101 Module 12 Sensation and Perception 14:33:00 Sensation the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system

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Psych 101 Module 12 Sensation and Perception 13/10/2007 15:33:00 Sensation-  the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive  and represent stimulus energies from our environment. Perception-  the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information,  enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events. Bottom-up Processing-  analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works  up to the brain’s integration of sensory information. Top-down processing-  information processing guided by higher-level mental  processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and  expectations. Psychophysics-  the study of relationships between the physical characteristics of  stimuli, such as their intensity, and our psychological experience of them. Absolute threshold-
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Psych 101 Module 12 - Psych 101 Module 12 Sensation and Perception 14:33:00 Sensation the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system

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