Psych Mod 15

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  1. Sensation
    process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus energies from our environment
  2. Top-Down Processing
    constructs perceptions from the sensory input by drawing on our experience and expectations
  3. Subliminal Threshold
    below your absolute threshold
  4. Absolute Threshold
    minimal stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus
  5. Effectiveness of listening to language or other self-help tapes while sleeping
  6. SIGNAL DETECTION THEORY
    predicts when we will detect a faint or weak signal (stimulus)
  7. Sensory Adaptation
    diminished sensitivity as a consequence of continual stimulation
  8. Perceptual Set
    a mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another
  9. Smaller vs Larger difference Thresholds
    the difference threshold increases with the size of the stimulus

    • smaller you may notice the difference
    • larger you may not
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Psych Mod 15
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2016-02-24 04:03:54
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Psychology
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