On what does our ability to gather, interpret, and act on info from the enviroment depend?
It being organized in ways we expect
Where does the knowledge of our external and internal world come from?
Chemical and eletrical processes occuring in the nervous system
The organization of sensory info int meaningful wholes is known as?
Any aspect of or change in the environment to which an organism repsonds is called a?
The study of the relationship between senory experiences and stimuli is called the?
The smallest amount of energy that will produce a sensation is called the?
The smallest change in a stimulus that will produce a sensation is called the?
State Weber's Law
The larger or stronger a stimulus the larger the change required for an observer to notice anything has happened
What is meant by Sensory Adaptation?
Senses have a general ability to adapt or adjust themselves to a constant level of stimulation
A person's ability to detect a stimulus also depends on?
Why does signal detection theory reject the idea that there is a single true absolute threshold for a stimulus?
It adopts the notion that the stimulus must be detected in the face of noise which can interfere with detection of the signal
What term describes why we have two eyes, but usally see one image?
What phenomenon does the term "stereopsis" describe?
Seeing depth as a result of retinal disparity
What regulates our body's sense of balance?
The process of the brain receiving info from the senses and organizing it into meaningful experiences is called?
The entire experience of that comes fom organizing bits and pieces of info into meaningful objects and patterns is called a?
Who do Gestalt pyschologists try to do?
Identify that the principles the brai uses in constructing perceptions
Why are proximity and similarity important to the way we perceive our world?
They explain how people group their sensations and fll in gaps in order to make sense of the world
The ability to discriminate properly between an object and what is behind and around it is called?
The phenomenon of filling in the gaps in what our senses tell us is known as?
What have experimenters shown to be the key for humans and animals to develop perception?
Active Involvement in their enviroment
The ability to recognize distances and 3D is called?
The apparent movement of objects that occur when you move your head from side to side or when you walk around is called?
The ability to perceive certain objects in our enviroment in the same way regardless of changing conditions is called?
Perceptions that are misrepresentations of reality are called?
Receiving infro about the world through channels other that the normal senses is called?
Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
Body position/ Movement
Influences on whether or not we experience a sensation