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Psychology Notes Lecture 5

Psychology Notes Lecture 5 - wishing well Top down...

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Kinesthesia is the sensing of one's own body parts. Transduction is the transformation from a physical stimulus into an electrical signal. Short wavelengths are reds and violets. Long wavelength is orange and blue. Amplitude equals brighter color and more action potentials per second. The fovea only has cornea so it has the sharpest vision. Ganglian cells are connected to many rods so if one rod is activated then all of the ganglia is activated. Rhodopshin needs to be broken down in order to begin tranduction. Takes 20 mins to get all rods ready seeing. Evey type of color gives you a different kind of light Also if you mix yellow and blue light, y can be detected. every color causes a unique color and activation. Bottom up imaging: ability to recognize that the United States is upside down in a picture. Dog in
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Unformatted text preview: wishing well. Top down processing: old or young woman. You see what you expect to find. Guided by knowledge or expectations about the world. It's very easy to not be aware of something that you are not looking for. We have limited amounts of mental energy. Attention focuses our resources to certain tasks. Gestalt Law: The overall whole of an object is greater than the sum of its parts. Proximity: Spacing of objects affects how we group them. ... 12 students or 2 groups of 6? Similarity: Parts that are similar to each other are more likely to be together than different ones. Some similarities stand out more than others. Common Fate: Images can hide within images of lines. Depth Perception: Bionocular Cues: Require 2 Eyes. Monocular Cues: Only 1 eye required. “Pictorial Cues”...
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