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PSYC 212
Remy Allard

thLecture 2September 6Perception is not trivialoIts not as simple as opening your eyesoWe however do not think about it because it is so effortlessCartesian theaterour visual system in the body is not as what we see in our brains its actually The world is not as we perceive itthe horizon is not horizontalThings that are stationary can sometimes look to be in motionMindbody problemoFamousoHow perceptual experience the mind part of the problem emerges from physical processes the body part of the problemoEasy problemhow does physiological responses correlate with experienceoHard problemhow does the physiological responses cause experiencePrinciples of Perceptual MeasurementoPsychophysicsthe study of quantitative relationships between physical events and psychological experiencesoBetween physical events and their physiological impactsoAbsolute thresholdthe minimum physical intensity that is required for a stimulus to b
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