Lecture 8 SENS and PERCEPT
Perceiving Objects and Scenes
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Our sensory abilities are measured by our absolute threshold.
Hearing and smell are processed in the temporal lobe. The thalamus processes
information from the se
Sensation and Perception Quiz 5 Review Sheet
1. What are the major problems facing the visual system in situations where a stimulus is moving?
Be sure to mention differentiating between eye movements and movement of an object in the
4. Lecture 3 (day 1): Define neural circuits and explain how excitation and inhibition affect a cells
a. Neural circuit: interconnected neurons that regulate their own activity using feedback
b. Neurotransmitters: released from presynaptic ne
Sensation and Perception Quiz # 6
1. Compare the different types of cues for depth (e.g., oculomotor cues,
retinal image cues, binocular cues, and monocular cues). Explain the cue
approach to depth perception.
a. Oculomotor cues: consists of accommodation
Sensation and Perception Quiz 3 Review Sheet
Describe the neural connections between the photoreceptor and the cortex.
Explain retinotopic mapping. Where does retinotopic mapping occur in the visual system?
Retinoptic maps: is the place on the re
Lecture 16 SENSS AND PERCEPT
Children's Perceptual Development
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
1. Why are dogs more sensitive to odors than humans are?
A: They have more receptors.
2. Researchers have found it easy to map perceptual experience on
Lecture 12 SENS and PERCEPT
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
What is the difference between physical sound and perceptual sound?
A: Pressure changes in the air vs. hearing experiences
What properties of sound indic
Lecture 13 SENS and PERCEPT
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In speech we can make sense of sound, because we known the words
Phoneme- the amount doesn't correspond to the same number of letters
as we have in the alphabet, because so
Lecture 14 SENSS and PERCEPT
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Touch and Pain
What is the difference between the interaural time difference and the
interaural level difference?
A: Sound reaching the different times vs. different volumes
Lecture 15 SENSS and PERCEPT
Taste and Smell
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Haptically means by touch
Nueropathic pain is damage to the central nervous system (carpel tunnel or
Damage to the joints is inflammatory.
Dogs have a b
Lecture 10 SENS and PERCEPT
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Our attention is the mental energy we can devote to any task. Can include
divided attention known as multi tasking or focused attention where we look at
one thing, on barely
Lecture 9 SENS and PERCEPT
Perceiving Objects Continued.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Recognition By Components (RBC) Theory (the idea is that we recognize
objects by looking at each piece[geons]).
Recognition based on volumetric features
Lecture 4 Sens and Perc
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
What Happens at the end of the axon between neuron communication?
Axon terminals contain sacs of neurotransmitters
o Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the nervous system th
Lecture 5 Sensation and Perception
Thursday, September 12, 2013
400(blue/small)-700 (red/long)nm is the visual spectrum. The light itself doesn't have
color, we interpret those wavelengths as color.
With respect to vision,
Lecture 6 SENS and PERC
Vision 101 Cont.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Located at the top of the brain stem is the thalamus, which functions to?
A= Relay for sensory information.
How do K+ and Na+ function to transmit the signal down th
Sensation and Perception Quiz 4 Review Sheet.
Chapter 5 (Object perception):
1. Lecture 6-1: What are the challenges facing the visual system in object
a. Each cell only receives a small part of the information needed to perceive the