Ch 3 Senses 1101 - Chapter3 Getting a Sense of Your Senses...

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Chapter 3 Getting a Sense of Your Senses Part I: Vision
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Making Sense of Sensation Your text: The process through which sense organs ________________ environmental energies into neural impulses Rich: A biological mechanism for _____________________ properties of the environment into the language of the brain.
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Making Sense of Perception Your text: The process through which we ___________________ sensory information Rich: The way in which the brain _____________________ the nerve impulses (i.e. action potentials) created by the sensory organs.
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As a rule of thumb: Sensation has to do with _________________ the neural signals and ________________ them to the brain. Perception refers to how the brain makes _________________ of those signals.
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Sensory System Data Processing 1. Transduction 1. Coding
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Transduction-duction, What’s Your Function? Transduction is the process of translating environmental energies into neural impulses (APs) . “_________________ the _______________” of the brain
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Coding: The Matrix of the Mind Representing stimulus properties the ___________________ and ____________ patterns of action potentials. For example, intensity is often encoded by action potential ____________________.
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It All Began With a Photon… “Packets” of light Waves Particles Photons give rise to electromagnetic radiation of all wavelengths.
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The _______________________ of a electromagnetic stimulus determines which “color” (or _________) the person will ultimately report perceiving. Color is a __________________, not a sensation or a physical attribute of an object. The
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Ch 3 Senses 1101 - Chapter3 Getting a Sense of Your Senses...

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