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Unformatted text preview: • Some neurologically intact individuals have anomalous perceptual experiences o Protanopia – colorblindness (red and green) o Synesthesia – some ppl look at # and each one is in a halo of color o Phantom pain – limbs amputated, continue to feel the presence of the limb and its pain • Perception only seems simple and immediate because we do it so well Research methods and general principles of sensation and perception • Classification of the senses o Vision Stimulus: electromagnetic energy Receptor: photoreceptors Sensory structure: eye Cortex: primary visual cortex o Hearing Stimulus: Air pressure waves Receptor: Mechanoreceptors Sensory structure: Ear Cortex: Auditory complex o Touch Stimulus: Tissue distortion Receptor: mechanoreceptors, thermoreceptors Sensory structure: skin, muscle Cortex: somatosensory cortex...
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