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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Richard Ennis
Semester
Fall

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October 1 2013 Sensation and Perception Two Inseparable Processes Sensation • Physical Sense • objective • experience not required o reception (eavesdrops something in the environment) o transduction (transformed into neural messages via axons into neurons o transmission (info given to brain to be revealed) Perception • Mental interpretation • Subjective • Experience required We have the least sensitive nose in the animal kingdom. It was the first sense known. It’s the most direct link between environment to brain. Thalamus o Deciphers between audio/visual o Smell does not go to the thalamus Limbic System
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