Chapter 4 – pages 102-112

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Chapter 4 – pages 102-112 Transduction - The conversion of one form of energy to another. Because all sensory information is transduced into identical types of neural impulses, your brain differentiates sensory experiences by devoting special areas of cortex to each sensory domain. For each domain, researchers try to discover how the transduction of physical energy into the electrochemical activity of the nervous system gives rise to sensations of different quality and different quantity. Vision- The most complex, highly developed and important sense for humans and most other mobile creatures because it allows them to sense changing features in the environment and adapt their behavior as well as detect prey and predators. Afterimages - “negative”. The opposite of the origional image. Inverted colors. Example) If you stare at a flag with green and black stripes and black stars with a yellow back-drop for a while and then look away you will see a red, white and blue flag.
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2009 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Seifert during the Fall '09 term at University of Michigan.

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