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Click to edit Master subtitle style Psychology 1 General Psychology Christopher Gade, PhD Office: 3412 Tolman Hall Office hours: Th 1:30-4:30 Email: [email protected] Class T/Th, 11:00-12:00 Wheeler Auditorium
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Sensation and Perception n Sensation: the conversion of energy from the  environment into a pattern of responses by that  nervous system n Perception: the interpretation of that information n In order to understand our perception of  information, we first need to understand how we  are sensing that information
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Our Sensory World n Our ears have specialized cells that can  convert tiny mechanical movement caused  by changes in air pressure into a  neurological signal n Our touch system contains receptors that  are sensitive to physical pressure, and  chemical stimulation
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How Do We See? n Light is composed of  pulses of  electromagnetic energy  that vary in both  wavelength and  amplitude n The amplitude of the  electromagnetic wave is  what determines the  intensity (brightness) of 
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How Do We See (cont.)?
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