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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinFall

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Face Perception, Fusiform Face Area, Ice Cube

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Hubel &weisel proposed model, where several lgn cells having rfs lined up on retina feed into one v1 cell. Directional motion selectivity- also found v
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Depth Perception, Visual Cortex, Ocular Dominance

Other names for it: striate cortex, brodmann area 17, visual receiving area, v1 (main name) One of the best understood part of the cortex: partly due t
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinFall

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Threshold Of Pain, Dermis, Mechanoreceptor

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Touch and our other senses: multimodality, transaction, parallel vs. Serial processing: receptive fields, temporal and spatial resolution. Touch: subto
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Ganglion, Psychometric Function, Color Vision

Number of photons absorbed depends on: number of photons hitting retina. More photons present = more photons absorbed: wavelength of photons. Each phot
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Visual System, Color Constancy, Monochromacy

Rod monochromacy: extremely rare, only rods, no functioning ones, only white, black and grey tones, true colour blindness, poor visual acuity. Cone mon
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Catherine PlowrightWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Choroid, Emmetropia, Aqueous Humour

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Overview of topics: physical properties of light, interaction of light with objects, anatomy of the eye. Light: a form of electromagnetic (em) radiatio
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Sharon LeeWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Absolute Threshold, Psychometric Function, Monaural

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Loudness is the subjective perceptual quality of sound related most directly to pressure or intensity. But loudness also depends on frequency of sound,
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Railways Act 1921

Rule of thumb used by a system. They are shortcuts: which can lead to auditory illusions. Its is a rule applied to organizing sensory inputs to determi
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinFall

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Visual Acuity, Rod Cell, Receptive Field

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Hecht et al. determined the absolute for detecting a light under full dark adaption. Determined how many rod cells the threshold level light would effe
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinFall

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Optic Disc, Photopsin, Ganglion Cell Layer

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Layers of retina- front of eye- ganglion cell layer, inner nuclear layer, photoreceptor layer, pigment epithelium. Four types of photoreceptors: rods (
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Lightdark, Visual Angle, Receptive Field

On-centre receptive fields: react most to stimulus that fills center perfectly, filling entire field results in signals that are balanced out, same for
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UOTTAWAPSY 3108Charles CollinWinter

PSY 3108 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Detection Theory

Fechner believed that people would perceive the difference of 10 and 11 to be the same 100-110. It makes sense that it should but its not. If it were t
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