Module 9 - Module 9 Perception Perceptual errors- when we...

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Module 9 Perception Perceptual errors- when we do not see things accurately, our brain interprets things incorrectly Example is the arch Gestalt Psychology- the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, the entire object is more than adding up all the individual components. Sensation- the process by which our sensory receptors and our nervous system receive information from the environment. Perception- the process of organizing and interpreting that sensory input 2 ways we process sensory information: bottom-up processing- when you take information and you just see what’s there and build it up to see what you have. You build up from the bottom. Top-down processing- information processing that starts at higher level thoughts (expectations, past experiences). They both happen as a way of increasing our efficiency. Detection We are not as equally sensitive to all stimuli Absolute threshold- the bear minimum amount of stimulation needed for you to be able to detect it. It is influenced by a number of factors: past experiences,
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