Sensation+and+perception

Sensation+and+perception - experiences into meaningful...

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SENSATION The detection of physical energy from objects and encoding it as neural signals PERCEPTION The process by which we organize and interpret sensations
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We can never know the world as it truly exists TRANSDUCTION Converting the physical energy from objects into nervous system signals that can be sent to the brain PRINCIPLES OF PERCEPTION
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1. Not everything we sense is perceived. Perceptions select among sensations. SELECTIVE ATTENTION Attention is focused on selected events and others are excluded 2. Perceptual processes integrate and assemble sensory experience GROUPING FOR SIMPLICITY Assembling sensory
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Unformatted text preview: experiences into meaningful wholes makes them easier to understand 3. The environment appears organized, consistent, and predictable through perceptual processes PERCEPTUAL CONSTANCY Perceiving objects as remaining unchanged despite our changing sensations of them 4. Perceptual processes enable us to judge distance and depth RETINAL DISPARITY RELATIVE SIZE OF OBJECTS INTERPOSITION TEXTURE GRADIENT LINEAR PERSPECTIVE 5. Perceptual processes can sometimes distort sensory experience VISUAL ILLUSIONS PERCEPTION WITHOUT SENSATION ? extrasensory perception...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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