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sensation and perception

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sensation
collection of info from the environment via sensory receptors and organs, pick up various stimuli from environment through transduction, converts that info into neural signal and processes it, resulting in perception
perception
mental experience generated by the gathered information, it is the analysis and interpretation of info by the nervous system which leads to the experience of a particular mental state, subjective and internal experience
chemotaxis
a phenomenon in which somatic cells, direct their movements according to certain chemicals in their environment
photosynthetic
use energy from light to survive
phototaxis
moving towards light
phototropism
moving or bending or growing towards lights
phycomyces
light sensitive fungus, attracted to light, grows at an almost visible rate (1 mm per hour)
naive realism
common sense theory about perception, we see things exactly how they are
five fundamental canonical senses
vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch
vestibular sense
sense of balance, detects our movement, processed by the body and the mind in a different way than all the other senses
propioception
comes from many receptors of the muscles and the joints
ESP
extrasensory perception, anything that's not our 5 basic senses, ex: telepathy