Classnotes 4 explained

Classnotes 4 explained - Sensation vs Perception...

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Sensation vs. Perception Sensation (biological): the actual physical response to concrete stimuli. The basic detection of sensory information Perception (psychological): The psychological processes of interpreting the sensory information or stimuli. A process of integrating and organizing sensory info (ex: stomach pain: are you in love, afraid?) Transduction (Sensation Perception): The process of converting different forms of physical energy into electrical impulses transmitted to the brain via neurons Hearing: responding to sound waves Seeing: responding to light waves Touch: responding to pressure Taste: responding to dissolvable chemicals Smell: responding to air borne chemicals Sensory Thresholds Absolute thresholds : the smallest amount of stimuli detectable (light, odors, sounds, physical pressure, etc) 50% of the time Difference Thresholds (or just noticeable differences: JND): the minimum detectable differences between a stimuli. Is based on: Weber’s Law: a principle of sensation that holds that the size of the JND will vary depending on its relation to the strength of the original Sensory Adaptation: the decline in sensitivity to a constant stimulus How do we experience taste, gustation? (gustation = technical name for the sense of taste) Neophobic/ neophobia
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Matchock,robert during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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