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Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications 5th Edition

Essentials of Psychology: Concepts and Applications (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Nevid
ISBN9781305964150
PublisherCengage
SubjectPsychology
Section 3.1: Sensing Our World: Basic Concepts of Sensation
Section 3.2: Vision: Seeing the Light
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Section 3.3: Hearing: The Music of Sound
Section 3.4: Our Other Senses: Chemical, Skin, and Body Senses
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THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY
Chapter 3, Section 3.1, Recite It, Exercise 1
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Explain the difference between sensation and perception

 

(a) ____________ is the process of taking information from the world, transforming it into neural impulses, and transmitting these signals to the brain, where they are processed to produce experiences of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and so on. (b) ____________ is the process that

makes sense of this sensory data, transforming sensory stimuli into (c) ____________ impressions of the world.

Explain the difference between sensation and perception.

 

(a) ____________ is the process of taking information from the world, transforming it into neural impulses, and transmitting these signals to the brain, where they are processed to produce experiences of vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch, and so on. (b) ____________ is the process that

makes sense of this sensory data, transforming sensory stimuli into (c) ____________ impressions of the world.

Explain the difference between sensation and perception.

 

(a) ____________ is the process of taking information from the world, transforming it into neural impulses, and transmitting these signals to the brain, where they are processed touch, and so on. (b) ____________ is the process that makes sense of this sensory data, transforming sensory stimuli into (c) ____________ impressions of the world.

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Environmental changes cause our sensory organs to detect the change.

Explanation

The sensation is information about the world that is obtained by an individual's sensory receptors. The information about the body and the environment are collected through the five senses. The received information, such as light, sound, or change in temperature are converted into electrical signals in the nervous system through a process called sensory transduction.

Sensation involves the following steps:

  •  The detection of stimuli by sensory receptors.
  •  The transformation of it (stimuli) into electrical impulses.

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  • Sensation

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