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Coren Sensation & Perception Chapter 1
Distortions in the form of disagreement between percept and reality.
Study of sensory processes first contact between the organism and the environment. Focus on less complex aspects of experience.
Interested in conscious experience of objects. How do we form conscious representations?
Meaning how we know the world. Lies between perception and learning and is very broad.
Used to describe the whole process which leads to identification and interpretation of stimuli. Assumed to incluce a sensory (or registration) phase a perceptual (or interpretation)stage
Analysis of all stages of information processing.
Based on the notion that for any given aspect of the observer's sensation there is a corresponding physiological event.
Modularity of perception
Views the mind as a set of distinct units or mudules each of which is complete in itself and has a specific funcition with specific neural hardware.
Believes that all information needed to form a conscious percept is available in the stimuli that reach our receptors.
Are fixed properties of a stimulus.
Acition possibilites which are available to the observer: Picking up an object and using it.
Label for the calculating features of objects or aspects of the environment from aspects of the stimuli reaching the observer.
In addition to the information from our senses we use our previous experiences our expectations
State that our final conscious impression may involve combining a number of different factors to ""construct"" the final percept.