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Sensation and Perception
What is an adaptation
reduction in response caused by prior or continuing stimulation.
What is a sensory transducer?
receptors that convert physical energy from environment into neural activity
What is perception?
interpretation of signals
the belief that mind and body are separate entities and that certain mentalt abilities must be innate...PLATO and Descartes
All parts of the universe are made up of 1 type of stuff...broken down into Materialism and Mentalism
Materialism- everything is matter
Mentalism-everthing is mind
The idea that experience from the sense is the only source of knowledge