Lect+6.SensationPerception.6slides+per+page - Defining...

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4/21/2010 1 PSC1 Spring 2010, Dr. Liat Sayfan t Defining sensation and perception t Measuring the sensory experience t Feeling pain t Hearing t Sensation detect information from the environment t Perception select, organize, and interpret sensations t Transduction: raw energy is converted to neural signals Transduction t Links to the Nervous System Thalamus c Sensory relay station Contralateral connections c Sensory info is processed on the opposite side of brain c Exception: Taste
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4/21/2010 2 t Chemical senses Olfaction (smell) Gustation (taste) t Somatic senses Touch Temperature Kinesthetic (body position and movement) Pain t Audition (hearing) t Vestibular Sense (balance) t Vision t Psychophysics Studying the relationship between the physical characteristics of stimuli and the psychological experiences of those stimuli t Absolute threshold the minimum level of stimulation that can be detected the point at which a stimulus can be detected 50% of the time t Signal Detection Theory (SDT) intensity of stimulus physical and psychological state c Biology c Experience c Expectations c Motivation c
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2010 for the course PSC PSC 001 taught by Professor Paoli during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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