BIOPSYCH CUMULATIVE FINAL - So, pressing your eyelid you...

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So, pressing your eyelid you see stars and colors… not actually there, but that is the sensory experience that optic nerve codes for Malfunctions of Systems Motion Sickness 1. Results because of conflicting info from visual and vestibular systems about one’s position in space Opponent Process Top-down (higher-level cognitive centers influence the way incoming info is perceived), bottom up (piece-by-piece bits from many small bits of info) The Visual System Black and white vs. color Binocular deprivation vs. monocular deprivation Bottom-up = involuntary action (attention, look a door just opened), Top-down = voluntary action (action) I am now shifting my attention. Center-surround organization Receptive fields, receptor cells in the center can inhibit receptor cells in the periphery and vise verse Allows for the detection of contrast
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SENSORY SYSTEMS – Ways the brain codes stimuli What is sensory transduction? Taking outside info, energy and changing them into action potentials, neural 
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 2230 taught by Professor Smith, d during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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