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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 2E03
Professor
Gautam Ullal
Semester
Fall

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September 10 , 2012 Psych 2E03: Sensory Processes Introductory to Sensory Mechanisms (1) Assigned readings: p.3-11 Sensation, Consciousness & Mind - sensory input continuously being engraved into consciousness-thought mind - can be input from vision, smell, olfactory, touch What is “mind” - the center of consciousness that generates thoughts, feelings, ideas, and perceptions, and stores knowledge and memories - cannot be precisely defined Sensory inputs, thought me - embryo is receiving sensory input, developing into the “correct state” which is dynamic - constantly getting sensory inputs - building on circles to become “self” - same “me” indicating continuum between each experience - sense of unity: everything is being processed together - ex.: if vision and audition were not processed at the same time, there will be confusion in the processing since the information is not reaching the brain simultaneously Doubling of Consciousness - typical pattern: continuum, connection between each experience - de ja vu: feel something that already happened - jamais vu: feel something discoming, experience feels like it happens for the first time even though you have already experienced it before - de ja vu an
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