Chapter4 - Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception Sensation and Perception Sensation the process of receiving stimulus energy from the eternal

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Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception Sensation and Perception Sensation: the process of receiving stimulus energy from the eternal environment through the 5 senses Perception: the brain’s process of organizing and interpreting sensory information to give the information meaning. Transduction: physical energy is converted into electrochemical energy. o Transduction relays information through the nervous system to the brain Unified processing system- virtually inseparable Sensory receptors detect and transmit information to sensory (afferent) nervous to the brain. Perceiving Sensory Stimuli Attention Selective Attention- focus is on a specific aspect of experience while ignoring others Motivation and intersects determine what we pay attention to Visual System Light - a form of electromagnetic radiation, described in terms of wavelengths. Eye Structure o Sclera- white outer part of eye, shapes and
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Chapter 4 protects the eye .
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Wilson during the Fall '07 term at Towson.

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Chapter4 - Chapter 4 Sensation and Perception Sensation and Perception Sensation the process of receiving stimulus energy from the eternal

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