Lecture March 3, 2008

Lecture March 3, 2008 - Psychology Lecture Today's Topics:...

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Psychology Lecture March 3, 2008 Today’s Topics: “What does this have to do with Psychology?” Gustation (Taste) as an Example System Transduction From sensation to perception Individual differences Definitions Sensation : gathering sensory information from the environment Perception : mental organization and interpretation of sensory information They’re performed at the same time and you can’t separate them Four Elementary Tastes Sweet (sucrose-table sugar) Salty (salt) Sour (ascorbic acid-vitamin C) Bitter (quinine-tonic water) Transduction Creating a neural stimulus from a physical stimulus Occurs in every sensory modality In taste: Fungiform papillae Disc on the tongue, and in these fungiform papillae sit the taste buds Taste : Chemicals dissolved n saliva Vision : photons of light
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Psychology Lecture March 3, 2008 Audition : sound waves (compression of air) Somatosensation
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