Sensation and Perception
Sensation and Perception PSY150A1
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Sensation and Perception What do you sense and what do you perceive Sensation First piece of a sense that translates something from the environment into a sense Perception Organizing all of the sensory information and giving it meaning and interpretation The Perceptual Process Environmental Stimulus Stimulus for vision Its everything you can see Electromagnetic Spectrum Energy in the spectrum describes wavelengths Attended Stimulus Paying attention to a stimulus Stimulus on the receptors Transduction Sensory neurons convert sensory stimulation into neural impulses Processing Perception The effects of Knowledge Information person brings to a situation Plays an important role in perception and recognition Recognition In terms of recognizing a whole variety of different things eX cats Action Perceiving Color Why do we see colors Functionalist viewpoint Perspective emphasized by Charles Darwin ex what is ripe fruitnot traffic signals Marketingadvertising Bold colors stand out Fun colors Oranges and yellows represent strong cleaning stuff for cleaning items But orange and yellow boxes represent too strong for cleaning clothes What physical attributes produce color Determined by the wavelengths of light that re ect off of or pass through and object Every surface has a re ectance curve Flat re ectance curve associated With achromatic colors White gray black Selective re ection associated With chromatic colors Colors created by our perceptual system First proposed by Isaac Newton Trichromatic theory of color Vision