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101 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the subjective awareness of a stimulus; the process by which…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis begins withe the sensory receptors and works up to t…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the subjective awareness of a stimulus; the process by which…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
73 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
40 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Absolute Threshold
Signal Detection Theory
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
A theory predicting how and when we detect the presence of a…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
46 terms
Sensation and Perception
3 standard definitions of perception
Who does the perceiving?
Where does perceiving take place?
What is/are the fundamental unit(s) of…
. The act of organizing and interpreting sensory input as sig…
Not just an ORGAN, ... but an ORGANISM... YOU do the perceiving, no…
Perceiving takes place ... in an environment ... (e.g.,on a structu…
The fundamental ... unit of perception ... is the organism-... environ…
3 standard definitions of perception
. The act of organizing and interpreting sensory input as sig…
Who does the perceiving?
Not just an ORGAN, ... but an ORGANISM... YOU do the perceiving, no…
37 terms
Sensation and Perception
Top-Down Processing
Perceptual Set
Bottom-Up Processing
Absolute Threshold
using models, ideas, and expectations to interpret sensory in…
Is what we EXPECT to see, which influences what we DO see... lo…
taking sensory information and then assembling and integratin…
the minimum level of stimulus intensity needed to detect a st…
Top-Down Processing
using models, ideas, and expectations to interpret sensory in…
Perceptual Set
Is what we EXPECT to see, which influences what we DO see... lo…
14 terms
sensation & perception
bottom up process-sensation
top down process-perception
absolute threshold
difference threshold/JND
sensory receptors in nervous system receive stimulus from env…
organizing & interpreting sensory info to recognize meaningfu…
minimum stimulation needed to detect a stimulus 50% of the time
just noticeable difference... minimum difference a person can de…
bottom up process-sensation
sensory receptors in nervous system receive stimulus from env…
top down process-perception
organizing & interpreting sensory info to recognize meaningfu…
39 terms
Sensation and Perception
Transduction
sensory adaptation
sensory habituation
Sensation
a process in which signals are transformed into neural impulses
decreasing responsiveness to stimuli due to constant stimulat…
our perception of sensations is partially due to how focused…
the activation of our senses (eyes, ears, and so on)
Transduction
a process in which signals are transformed into neural impulses
sensory adaptation
decreasing responsiveness to stimuli due to constant stimulat…
20 terms
Sensation and perception
Fovea
Retina
Lens
Pupil
fine focus region
converts light into neural impulses
fine focusing of the lights onto the retina
opening that regulates the amount of light that hits the retina
Fovea
fine focus region
Retina
converts light into neural impulses
185 terms
Sensation and perception
Definition of sensation
Definition of perception
Adaptation
Absolute Threshold
sensation is the ability to detect a stimulus and perhap's to…
The act of giving meaning to a detected sensation... Perception…
if there is no change in stimulation our senses adapt and we…
is the minimum amount of stimulation necessary for a person t…
Definition of sensation
sensation is the ability to detect a stimulus and perhap's to…
Definition of perception
The act of giving meaning to a detected sensation... Perception…
116 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Psychophysics
Absolute Threshold
The stimulation of sense organs
The selection, organization, and interpretation of sensory in…
The study of how physical stimuli are translated to psycholog…
The minimum stimulus intensity an organism can detect 50% of…
Sensation
The stimulation of sense organs
Perception
The selection, organization, and interpretation of sensory in…
53 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Reception
Receptive field
detecting and responding to sensory information that stimulat…
assigning meaning to incoming sensory information
the process of detecting and responding to incoming sensory i…
the area of space in which a sensory receptor can respond to…
Sensation
detecting and responding to sensory information that stimulat…
Perception
assigning meaning to incoming sensory information
58 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
67 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
73 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
65 terms
Sensation & Perception
Threshold Theory
Signal Detection Theory
Transduction
Sensory Adaptation
A hypothesis regarding group dynamics positing that conflict…
To quantify the ability to discern between information-bearin…
The transforming of stimulus energies, such as sights, sounds…
Diminished sensitivity as a consequence of constant stimulation
Threshold Theory
A hypothesis regarding group dynamics positing that conflict…
Signal Detection Theory
To quantify the ability to discern between information-bearin…
40 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
absolute threshold
difference threshold
the stimulation of sensory receptors + the transmission of se…
the psychological process through which we interpret sensory…
the weakest amount of a stimulus that can be sensed
the minimum amount of difference that can be detected between…
sensation
the stimulation of sensory receptors + the transmission of se…
perception
the psychological process through which we interpret sensory…
47 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
41 terms
Sensation and Perception
Transduction:
Sensory adaptation:
Sensory habituation (perceptual adapta…
Cocktail-party phenomenon:
the translation of incoming stimuli into neural signals. Neur…
decreasing responsiveness to stimuli due to constant stimulat…
our perception of sensations is partially determined by how f…
if you are talking with a friend and someone across the room…
Transduction:
the translation of incoming stimuli into neural signals. Neur…
Sensory adaptation:
decreasing responsiveness to stimuli due to constant stimulat…
73 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
65 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
61 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-Up Processing
Top-Down Processing
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
Information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
67 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
87 terms
Sensation & Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
47 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Monocular Cues
Difference Threshold
The process by which our sensory resceptors and nervous syste…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
Depth cues, such as overlapping and linear perspective, avail…
The minimum difference between two stimuli required for a det…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory resceptors and nervous syste…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
38 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Absolute Threshold
Signal Detection Theory
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
A theory predicting how and when we detect the presence of a…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
64 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
73 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
81 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom Up Processing
Top Down Processing
A process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system r…
A process of organizing and interpreting sensory information
Taking sensory information and then assembling and integratin…
Using models, ideas,and expectations to interpret sensory inf…
Sensation
A process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system r…
Perception
A process of organizing and interpreting sensory information
104 terms
Sensation and Perception
Absolute Threshold
Accommodation
Acuity
Anosmia
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
(perceptual) - The process by which the eye's lens changes sh…
The sharpness of vision.
The inability to smell.
Absolute Threshold
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
Accommodation
(perceptual) - The process by which the eye's lens changes sh…
44 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sense receptors and works up to…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
41 terms
Sensation and Perception
"Perceiving machines" that can negotia…
The following is an application of per…
the following is a reason for studying…
The study of perception can overlap with
have yet to be developed
Developing speech recognition systems.... Treating hearing probl…
To become more aware of your own perceptual experiences.... To p…
medicine.... computer science.... philosophy.
"Perceiving machines" that can negotia…
have yet to be developed
The following is an application of per…
Developing speech recognition systems.... Treating hearing probl…
15 terms
Sensation Perception
Sensation
Perception
Transduction
Selective Attention
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
Conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation,…
The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
40 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
absolute threshold
difference threshold
the stimulation of sensory receptors + the transmission of se…
the psychological process through which we interpret sensory…
the weakest amount of a stimulus that can be sensed
the minimum amount of difference that can be detected between…
sensation
the stimulation of sensory receptors + the transmission of se…
perception
the psychological process through which we interpret sensory…
42 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Absolute Threshold
Signal Detection Theory
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
A theory predicting how and when we detect the presence of a…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
68 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
28 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-up Processing
Top-down Processing
sensory receptors and nervous system receive stimulus from ou…
organizing and interpreting sensory information;psychology pr…
Sensory receptors take information to the brain
information processing is guided from the brain. We construct…
Sensation
sensory receptors and nervous system receive stimulus from ou…
Perception
organizing and interpreting sensory information;psychology pr…
39 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-Up Processing
Top-Down Processing
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
Information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
73 terms
Sensation and Perception
absolute threshold
binocular cues
blind spot
cochlea
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye,…
snail-shaped structure in the inner ear; contains fluid that…
absolute threshold
minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 5…
binocular cues
visual messages/cues that require two eyes (retinal disparity…
60 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
detecting/receiving stimulus energy from environment
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
using past experiences and schemas to quickly create a percep…
sensation
detecting/receiving stimulus energy from environment
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
34 terms
Sensation & Perception
Sensation
Perception
Absolute Threshold
Subliminal
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
the minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulu…
below one's absolute threshold for conscious awareness
Sensation
The process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
149 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
psychophysics
transduction
sensory adaptation
trying to get physical stimuli into the brain through sensory…
study of how physical stimuli are translated into a psycholog…
transformation of physical energy into neural energy.... physica…
our senses are specialized to detect change (adaptive cuz cha…
Sensation
trying to get physical stimuli into the brain through sensory…
psychophysics
study of how physical stimuli are translated into a psycholog…
64 terms
Sensation and Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-up Processing
Top-down Processing
sensory receptors and nervous system receive stimulus from ou…
organizing and interpreting sensory information.
Sensory receptors take information to the brain
information processing is guided from the brain. We construct…
Sensation
sensory receptors and nervous system receive stimulus from ou…
Perception
organizing and interpreting sensory information.
77 terms
Sensation and Perception
talk about Alan Turing
Why study sensation & perception
sensation - raw
perception - meaningful
- Turing Test: a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intel…
- understand the most complex system aka the brain... - cognitiv…
- bright... - sweet... - red
- this cookie is sweet... - the rose is red and smells great
talk about Alan Turing
- Turing Test: a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intel…
Why study sensation & perception
- understand the most complex system aka the brain... - cognitiv…
65 terms
Sensation and Perception
Absolute Threshold
Accommodation
Acuity
Attention
the weakest level of a stimulus that can be correctly detecte…
process of changing the curvature of the lens to focus light…
ability to detect fine details, sharpness of vision. Can be a…
the set of processes by which you choose from among the vario…
Absolute Threshold
the weakest level of a stimulus that can be correctly detecte…
Accommodation
process of changing the curvature of the lens to focus light…
84 terms
Sensation & Perception
Sensation
Absolute Threshold
Difference threshold
Optic Nerve
The raw data of experience, the process by which our sensory…
The minimum stimulation necessary to detect a particular ligh…
The smallest amount by which two sensory stimuli can differ i…
meets the retina, it gives the information to the brain. It m…
Sensation
The raw data of experience, the process by which our sensory…
Absolute Threshold
The minimum stimulation necessary to detect a particular ligh…
37 terms
Sensation and Perception
sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
sensation
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system…
perception
the process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
55 terms
Sensation & Perception
Sensation
Perception
Reception
Transduction
The process of our sense organs and receptors detecting and r…
The process of interpreting and giving meaning to sensory inf…
Receptor cells detect and respond to incoming sensory informa…
A process by which sensory receptors convert sensory informat…
Sensation
The process of our sense organs and receptors detecting and r…
Perception
The process of interpreting and giving meaning to sensory inf…
46 terms
Sensation and Perception
3 standard definitions of perception
Who does the perceiving?
Where does perceiving take place?
What is/are the fundamental unit(s) of…
. The act of organizing and interpreting sensory input as sig…
Not just an ORGAN, ... but an ORGANISM... YOU do the perceiving, no…
Perceiving takes place ... in an environment ... (e.g.,on a structu…
The fundamental ... unit of perception ... is the organism-... environ…
3 standard definitions of perception
. The act of organizing and interpreting sensory input as sig…
Who does the perceiving?
Not just an ORGAN, ... but an ORGANISM... YOU do the perceiving, no…
66 terms
Sensation & Perception
Sensation
Perception
Bottom-up Processing
Top-up Processing
The process by which we receive physical energy from the envi…
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
Analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up…
Information processing guided by higher-level mental processe…
Sensation
The process by which we receive physical energy from the envi…
Perception
The process of organizing and interpreting sensory informatio…
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