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Definitions in chapter 3
the process of detecting a physical stimulus, such as light, sound, heat, or pressure.
the process of integrating, organizing, and 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 detection of stimuli that are below the threshold of conscious awareness; non-conscious perception.
mere exposure effect
the finding that repeated exposure to a stimulus increases a person's preference for that stimulus
the smallest possible difference between two stimuli that can be detected half the time; also called just noticeable difference.