Sensation and Perception

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

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Created May 12, 2010ReportNominate
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