SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

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SENSATION AND PERCEPTION THE NATURE OF SENSORY PROCESSES Sensation The process through which the senses pick up visual, auditory and other stimuli and transmit them to the brain; sensory information that has registered in the brain but has not been interpreted Perception The process by which sensory information is actively organized and interpreted by the brain How do we interpret the raw data picked up by our senses?  -sight,hearing, smell, taste, balance, touch, pain How does the body convert physical energy into nerve pulses?  -when there is sufficient energy, the receptor cell sends a coded message to brain  -gentle pressure on eyes results in signal-visual pattern-hit in eye see stars  SENSORY THRESHOLD   How much sound is necessary to hear?-a watch ticking 6 meters away How much light is necessary to see?- a candle flame 48 kilometers away on a clear  night Taste: 1 gram of salt in 500 liters H2O 
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