Psychology week 4&5 - chapter 4
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the process by which sense organs gather information about the information and transmit it to the brain for initial processing
the process by which the brain selects, organises and interprets information
Light is focused on the _____ by the _____, _____ & ______.
retina, cornea, pupil, lens
transduces a visual image into a code to be read by the brain
The Young-Helmholtz or trichromatic theory is that the eye contains:
three types of receptors that are most sensitive to wavelengths experienced as red, green or blue.
opponent-process theory is:
- the colours we experience reflect 3 antagonistic colour systems
- blue - yellow
- red - green
- black - white
trandsuction of smell, or olfaction occurs in the:
olfactory epithelium - a thin pair of structures at the top of the nasal cavities
Transduction of taste occurs:
in the tastebuds
the process of converting stimulus information to neural impulses
abseloute threshhold is:
the minimum amount of energy needed for an observer to sense that a stimuli is present
difference threshhold is:
lowest level of stimulation required to sense that a change has occured
sensory adaptation is:
the tendency of sensory systems to respond less to stimuli that continue without change
form perception is:
the organisation of sensations into meaningful shapes and patterns.
depth or distance perception is:
the organisation of perception in three dimensions
motion perception is
the perception of movement
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