SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and
represent stimulus energies from our environment.
Ex: Seeing, hearing, feeling, touch, etc.
In sensation, sense organs of the body( for example, the eyes) convert environmental
energy such as the light that is bouncing off of objects, into neural signals that brain can
then process. Seeing-the first step to getting information into our minds.
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to
recognize meaningful objects and events. Helps us survive in our environment.
Example: Before parents feed their child hot meal from the stove, they taste it in order to
make sure that the temperature isn't too hot. This involves using sensory information( touch
and taste) to make sure that the food is not dangerous to the child.