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PSY 101H Lecture 5 - information is processed roughly...

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PSY 101H Lecture 5 19:01 Announcements Exam on Thursday Sept. 30 o Book material: read core sections and assigned sections carefully o Class material: if we spent time on it, expect questions on it o For in-depth questions more information on 9/28 o Requirements for final paper will be discussed in class on 9/28 Chapter 6 core sections o The Neural Basis for Consciousness, Varieties of Consciousness through  end of Sleep (pp. 227-243) Perception Creates the objections we become aware of  o Hands, faces, chairs, cars, etc… o This process of creating objects is based on educated guesses and  inferences on what we are perceiving, involving many information sources All of these information sources are integrated in parallel meaning this 
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Unformatted text preview: information is processed roughly simultaneously *Inferotemporal lesions lead to visual agnosias (including prosopagnosia) • Inability to recognize things by looking at them (inability to recognize faces) *Posterior parietal lesions lead to disordered orientation and reaching Knowledge-driven interpretation • We literally see what we want to see Cross-modal Perception • Some percepts depend on vision and sound together o Such as language But also simpler things… Perception is a process that runs in the background • Like many other mental processes • It delivers the products you become aware of • It doesn’t tell you about assumptions or other hidden influences 19:01 19:01...
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