PSYCH 6 - OUTLINE Modules 10, 11, 12 SENSATION 1. Sensation...

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OUTLINE – Modules 10, 11, 12 SENSATION 1. Sensation vs. Perception 2. Psychophysics Thresholds Signal Detection Theory 3. Vision Wavelength and Amplitude Structure of the Eye Function of the Eye Retina o Rods and Cones o Color vision Feature detection 4. Audition Frequency and Amplitude Structure of the Ear Perceiving Pitch, volume, location NOTE: Read about Touch, Taste, Smell, Balance
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Experiencing events: 2 Stages Stage 1: SENSATION: the processes of : transduction EX: Stage 2: PERCEPTION the processes of: selection, organization and interpretation EX:
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PSYCHOPHYSICS What is it? EX: Key concepts: Absolute Thresholds Difference Threshold o Just noticeable difference
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PSYCHOPHYSICS Signal Detection Theory Point: Absolute thresholds and Just noticeable differences are not fixed Factors that affect Absolute and Difference Thresholds: 1) chance variation 2) stimulus intensity Weber’s Law 3) Sensory Adaptation
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Q: How do we turn light energy (physical stimulus) into vision (psychological experience)? 2 aspects of light energy are crucial:
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PSYCH 6 - OUTLINE Modules 10, 11, 12 SENSATION 1. Sensation...

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