Sensation and Perception

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Relationship between stimulus and context
Intensity of light
Perception of how far away objects are in the environment
Bundle of axons of Ganglion Cells
Nerve endings that sense pain, general touch, and temperature
Principle explaining how objects are perceived as whole
Perceive objects symmetrically arranged as wholes
Colored part of the eye
Lowest level of stimulus that can be detected
Objects cast shadows
Attend to many senses at once
Covers iris and pupil/Bends light to retina
Lens changes shape to focus light
Hole in eye through which light enters
Perceive an object as whole even if other objects cover part of it
Energy that travels as vibrations
Theory stating vision is based on three colors (Red, Blue, Green)
One ear perception
Detects basic shapes and forms, low light, and causes negative image after they are fatigued
Nerve endings that sense light touch and deep pressure
Central part of the retina responsible for acuity
Theory of vision connecting complementary color pairs
Converting external energy to neural activity
Congenital disorder in which pain is not sensed or perceived
Phenomenon in which motion is perceived when no motion is occuring
The mind fills in what is missing
Membrane in the back of the eye
Mixing senses across brain areas
Outlines converge
Pick out bits of relevant information
Closer objects move faster than farther ones
A human can differentiate 2000-4000 of these
Smallest change in stimulus that can be detected
Distant objects are higher
Texture gets clearer as objects get closer
Bends light to focus it on the retina
Color of light
Brain compares still shots
Detection of energy by sense organs
Focus in on one sensation
Focus attention on central figure, less attention on background
Wave amplitude
More distant objects look smaller
Brain's interpretation of sensory info
Five flavors
Perceive object the same way across different conditions
Images that can be perceived in multiple ways
Odorless chemicals that serve as social signals to members of your species
Wave frequency
Two ear perception
Closer objects block farther objects
Supposed ability to 'see' without using the eyes
Detects colors/Sensative to detail/Require more light
Construct the whole from expectations
Similar stimuli grouped together
Objects close together perceived as unified wholes
Illusion of pain or discomfort in an amputated limb
Reflex in which pupil dilates in dark
Perceiving/Processing info without conscious awareness
JND proportional to stimulus intensity
Have axons connecting retina to brain
Construct the whole from parts

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Created May 12, 2010ReportNominate
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