Psyc 1101-D HW 1 - Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK...

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Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK 1: SENSATION AND PERCEPTION 1. Distinguish between sensation and perception. (2 points) Sensation is the sense organs’ responses to an external stimuli and the transmission of these responses to the brain. The sense organs sense something in the environment and it sends that information to the brain to process. Perception is the processing, organization, and interpretation of sensory signals; it results in an internal representation of the stimulus. It creates important information which tells us what we can do in a given situation. 2. What is transduction? Pick any sense and provide an example of the transduction of a stimulus. (3 points) Transduction is a process by which sensory receptors produce neural impulses when they receive physical or chemical stimulation. When someone is talking to us, the sound waves that come out of that person’s mouth hit our ears, the sensory receptors in our ear changes those sound waves to neural impulses which then goes into our brains. The stimulus is transduced in our brain which is then processed. We then understand what the other person is saying. 3. Define sensory adaptation. Provide an example from your own life in which you have experienced sensory adaptation. (2 points) Sensory adaption is a decrease in sensitivity to a constant level of stimulation. Back home in
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Spring '10 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Psyc 1101-D HW 1 - Ashish Vedi GT ID = 902650796 HOMEWORK...

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