CH 5 part 2 sensory perceptual development PSYC 2076

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Unformatted text preview: Sensory and Perceptual Development Child Psychology Summer 2011 What Is Sensation and Perception? Sensation Occurs when information interacts with sensory receptors the eyes, ears, tongue, nostrils, and skin. Hearing Waves of pulsating air are collected by the outer ear and transmitted through the bones of the inner ear to the auditory nerve. Vision Rays of light contact the eyes, become focused on the retina, and are transmitted by the optic nerve to the visual centers of the brain. What Is Sensation and Perception? Perception The interpretation of what is sensed. E.g., The air waves that contact the ears might be interpreted as noise or as musical sounds. E.g., The physical energy transmitted to the retina of the eye might be interpreted as a particular color, pattern, or shape, depending on how it is perceived. How do we study infant perception? Infant Experimental Approaches ERP (Event Related Potentials) Novelty Approach Habituation infants show decreased responsiveness...
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