Cognotes - Molyneux's problem- Could someone who had never...

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Molyneux’s problem- Could someone who had never been able to see before distinguish patterns that he/she had felt before upon the return of their vision Distal Stimulus- Stimuli in the environment Proximal Stimulus- the effect the stimuli has on sensory organs Sensation- receiving information from the environment and encoding it in the nervous system Perception- The use of previous knowledge to interpret stimuli registered by various senses The retina changes the physical signal into an electrochemical signal Fovea concentrates vision on the center Central vision sees color the best because of the abundance of cones, peripheral vision can still see color just not as well because of the abundance of rods Contralaterality in vision- each eye send signals to both sides of the brain Saccades- The voluntary sweeping of the eyes from one fixation point to the other Tracking- Maintaining a steady gaze on a smoothly moving object Fixation- a pause in a saccade Raymer et. Al.- people were able to read a phrase within 50 ms. Change Blindness- Our failure to notice changes during a saccade, only during the brief
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Maier during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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