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PSY 101: General Psychology Sensation and Perception
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• Sensation is the conversion of energy from the environment into a pattern of response by the nervous system. • Perception is the interpretation of this information. Sensation Stimulus received by sensory receptors Receptors translate stimulus properties into nerve impulses (transduction) Feature detectors analyze stimulus features Features are put together into a neural representation Representation is compared with what is in memory Recognition and interpretation of a stimulus Perception
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are responsible for focusing it on the retina a) pupil and cornea b) cornea and lens c) lens and iris d) iris and vitreous humor 7 What makes the electromagnetic radiation from 400 nm to 700 nm visible? a. Those wavelengths match the frequency of action potentials produced in the optic nerve. b. Our visual receptors are adapted to respond to those wavelengths. c.
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