PSYCH 2000-Sensation Perception Modules-20-22

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Module 20: Other Senses PSYC 2000 Sensation and Perception, cont.
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Other Important Senses Touch Taste Smell Body Position and Movement
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Other Important Senses Sense of touch is a mix of four distinct skin senses-  pressure, warmth, cold, and pain. Bruce Ayers/ Stone/ Getty Images
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Skin Senses Only pressure  has identifiable receptors, all other skin  sensations are variations of pressure, warmth, cold and  pain. Burning hot
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Pain Pain tells the body that something has gone wrong.  Usually pain results from damage to the  skin  and other  tissues . Some people feel no pain, while others can  experience extreme pain.
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Taste Traditionally taste sensations consisted of sweet, salty,  sour and bitter tastes. Recently receptors for a fifth taste  have been discovered called  “Umami”. Sweet Sour Salty Bitter Umami (Fresh Chicken)
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Smell Like taste smell is a  chemical sense . Odorants enter the nasal  cavity to stimulate 5 millions receptors to sense smell. Unlike  taste there are many different forms of smells. Smells can  also be linked to memories.
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Sensory Interaction When one sense affects another sense,  sensory  interaction  takes place. So the taste of strawberry  interacts with its smell and its texture on the tongue to  produce flavor.
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Body Position and Movement The sense of our body parts’ position and movement is  called  kinesthesis . And the  vestibular sense  monitors the  head (and thus body’s) position.  http://www.heyokamagazine.com Whirling Dervishes Wire Walk Bob Daemmrich/ The Image Works
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Module 21 10 Perceptual Organization
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11 Perceptual Organization How do we perceive our world? Is it subjective?  Are there different realities?   Does it depend on our personal experiences?
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Is it a duck?
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We organize sensations into a “ gesalt ,” or whole. Greater than the sum of its parts Our experiences, assumptions, and  expectations may give  us a  perceptual set , a  mental predisposition  that influences what  we see. Sometimes the whole has
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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