PSY 343 Extra Credit #1

PSY 343 Extra Credit #1 - Janelle Jose PSY 343-Extra Credit...

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Janelle Jose 2/11/2009 PSY 343-Extra Credit 1 1) Variations in Perception Project: Read about a disorder or unusual variant of perception not discussed in detail in class. Write-up: Explain how this perceptual process is different in the people with the condition you are studying. Your write-up should demonstrate knowledge of how the system normally works. Discuss how the condition might affect the lives of the people who have it. What does this condition tell us about our sensory system? Examples you could use are: Some form of sensory hallucination Synesthesia Drug use & Perception (Actual use of mind-altering substances, legal or otherwise is discouraged ) A particular impairment resulting from brain injury Phantosmia is an olfactory hallucination specifically it’s the phenomenon of smelling odors that aren't really present. The most common odors are unpleasant smells such as rotting flesh, vomit, urine, feces, smoke, etc. Most often phantosmia is due to temporal lobe seizures, but it could also be caused by a brain injury. If you have a temporal lobe seizure, your phantosmia may
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2010 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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PSY 343 Extra Credit #1 - Janelle Jose PSY 343-Extra Credit...

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