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Unformatted text preview: Coding--Pattern of neural activity that identifies the physical properties 4. Thalamus processes and relays neural response 5. Cortex receives input and produces the sensation II. Perception The process of sorting, interpreting, analyzing, and integrating stimuli from our sensory organs A. Organize and compare If theres a match, then theres recognition Perceptual category 1. How? Top-down processing--Top = Knowledge and expectations guide recogntion Versus 2. Bottom-up processing--recognition stem from sensory receptors and is then assembled into a whole B. Bottom-up processing--Analysis of a stimulus into its basic features C. Top-down processing Higher level cognitive functions--Expectations and motivations Bias Perceptual set = Readiness to perceive a stimulus in a certain way...
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- Fall '08