L1.4 - Perception (Jul-13)

L1.4 - Perception (Jul-13) - Particularly Relevant Today...

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Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 Perception Prologue Lower Levels of Perception High-Level Perception Interactions 1 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception Particularly Relevant Today ! Mind and Brain: How does studying cognition go beyond studying the brain? ! How do our cognitive processes refect the structure oF the external world? ! How do our cognitive processes refect our evolutionary past? ! Methods: How can we study cognitive processes without directly observing what the brain is doing? ! How can we express our theories about these processes? ! Information processing in context 2 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception Questions to Consider ! What makes perception hard? ! How do we make perception easier? ! How do we recognize what we see? ! How do context and conceptual knowledge inFuence perception? 3 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 Perception Prologue Lower Levels of Perception High-Level Perception Interactions 4
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Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception What is Perception? ! Transduction — conversion of physical signals (e.g., light, vibrations, chemicals) into neural signals ! Sensation — simple awareness due to the stimulation of a sensory organ ! Perception — organization, identiFcation, or interpretation of sensations, leading to mental representation 5 Psychology C120: Lecture 1.4 — Perception Perception is Hard ! Due to
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 120 taught by Professor Hald during the Summer '09 term at Berkeley.

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L1.4 - Perception (Jul-13) - Particularly Relevant Today...

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