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Intro sensation perception
sensation and perception
the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system recieve and recieve and represent stimulus energies from the environment.
the process of organizing an interpreting sensory information.
analysis that begins with sensory receptors and works up to the brain's intergration of sensory info.
detecting lines in a painting
Information processing guided by higher-level mental processes as when we construct perceptions drawing on our expectations and experience.
consider painting's title and such to determine meaning
the study of relationships between the physical characteristics of stimuli, such as their intensity, and our psychological experience of them.
what do we detect?
how does it affect us?
the minimum stimulation required to detect a stimulus 50% of the time
Signal Detection Theory
a theory predicting how and when we can detect the presence of very faint stimuli amid background stimulus.
below one's absolute threshold for concious awareness
the--often unconcious--activation of of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory, or response.
kittens versus werewolves (preference?)
the minimum difference between 2 stimuli required for detection 50% of the time.
the principle that. to be perciv3ed as different, 2 stimuli must differ from a constant minimum of 10%
diminished sensitivity as a consequence of constant stimulation.
also know as cocktail party effect
the ablity to truely focus on only one particular stimulus
the failure to see what you're not focused on