PSY100H1 Lecture Notes - Sensory System, Visual Cortex, Absolute Threshold
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Introduction to Psychology
Sensation and Perception
•Aoccdrinig to a rscheearch sudty at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in
what oredr the ltteers in a word are; the olny
iprmoetnt tihng is that the frist and lsat
ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
toatls mses and you can sitll, raed it wouthit
mcuh porblem. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn
mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but
the wrod as a wlohe.
•Sensation is the stimulation of sense organs
•Perception is the selection, organization,
and interpretation of sensory input.