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Discovering Psychology Ch. 3
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The process of detecting a physical stimulus, such as light, sound, heat, or pressure.
The process of integrating, organizing & interpreting sensations.
Specialized cells unique to each sense organ that respond to a particular form of sensory stimulation.
The process by which a form of physical energy is converted into a coded neural signal that can be processed by the nervous system.
the smallest possible strength of a stimulus that can be detected half the time
The smallest possible difference between two stimuli that can be detected half the time, also called noticeable difference.
the principle of sensation that holds that the size of the just noticeable difference will vary depending on its relation to the strength of the original stimulus.
the decline in sensitivity to a constant stimulus.
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