F09SESS11 6s - IE/PSY 577 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Perceptual...

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1 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Perceptual Factors and their Application: Visual Perception 2 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Perception is determined by: Nature of the stimulation characteristics of the stimulus characteristics of the receptors and nervous system Past Experience alterations in the sensory system due to past stimulus conditions development of “rules”/expectancies 3 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Perception is determined by Interpretation (cognitive activity) influences of context influences of “rules”/expectancies Consideration of multiple sources of information within-sense interaction between-sense comparison 4 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Each Sensory System has: Receptors sensitive to some aspect of environmental stimulation Convert physical stimuli into neural signal 5 IE/PSY 577 Session 11 Each Sensory System has: Pathways along which the neural signal is transmitted to the brain Composed of chains of neurons Coding of information occurs at the
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