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Psy3_L7 - Biological Basis of Psychology Psychology 3...

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Biological Basis of Psychology Psychology 3 Skirmantas Janusonis Lecture 7 July 13/15, 2010
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Reading Assignment Please use Chapter 6 . Please read the article Why We Believe (posted). The review sheets are posted online.
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Chapter Six Vision
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum
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Characteristics of Light • Wavelength is perceived as color. • Amplitude is perceived as brightness.
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Anatomy of the Eye Sclera Cornea Anterior chamber – Filled with aqueous humor Pupil and Iris Lens Vitreous chamber – Filled with vitreous humor Retina
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Retinal Layers
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Retinal Layers CELLS OF RETINA Ganglion cells Bipolar cells Photoreceptor cells FUNCTION send information to the brain pre-process information detect light
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CONES RODS active in BRIGHT LIGHT active in DIM light THREE types ONE type COLOR information MONOCHROMATIC information EXCELLENT acuity POOR acuity in the CENTRAL retina (FOVEA) in the PERIPHERAL retina PHOTOPIC VISION SCOTOPIC VISION Photoreceptors
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2010 for the course PSY 3 taught by Professor Cohen during the Summer '10 term at UCSB.

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