Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Monday, September 26, 2011 2:52 PM...

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Sensation and perception Sensation: the sense organs responses to external stimuli and the transmission of these responses to the brain Perception: the processing, organizing, and interpretation of sensory signals; it results in an internal representation of the stimulus Transduction: a process by which sensory receptors produce neural impulses when they receive physical or chemical stimulation Signal detection theory: a theory of perception based on the idea that the detection of a faint stimulus requires a judgment- it is not an all or none process Sensory adaptation: a decrease in sensitivity to a constant level of stimulation Gustation: the sense of taste Taste buds: sensory receptors that transduce taste information Taste Olfaction: the sense of smell which occurs when receptors in the nose respond to chemicals Olfactory epithelium: the thin layer of tissue, within the nasal cavity, that is embedded with smell receptors Olfactory bulb: the brain center for smell, located below the frontal lobes
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Monday, September 26, 2011 2:52 PM...

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