PSY100H1 Lecture Notes - Habituation, Psychological Science, Sensory Neuron

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
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UTSG
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Psychology
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The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a
thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man - B.F. Skinner
What we learn from cats
Experience teaches our brains how to perceive reality. Giving us knowledge about the world looks like
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We then use this knowledge to guide the process of constructing perceptions
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2 streams of perception: top down: what reality has already taught us; bottom up: the mishmash of
information that is being fired at our head
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No need to know the structures of sensation but the process of we
turn that stimulus energy into our internal representation
Perception
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Eyes making
contact with the
photons
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