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Michael Inzlicht

PSY 100 lecture #4 Jan 25 Test 1- 65 minutes. Sensation and Perception Everyone is biased in their own experiences. Perception is full of errors. Our perception is largely flawed. What we see is what is there but a whole bunch is created by us. Inherently subjective. Sensation: taking in of the energy. Is common. Perception - Why cant we see the same thing when were looking at the same thing? Perception is inherently subjective and inherently flawed. Based on some fact and a lot of interpretation (guessing, imagination). If were madsadhappy, it changes our perception. It alters our perception. We should have a good understanding that they are inherently flawed. They are not always correct. Psychophysics - Sensation is the stimulation of sense organs. Touch, sounds, smell, etc. - Perception: selection (we choose to remember, to ignore, to never see, etc.), organization (what we say is the most important, etc.), and interpretation (making some type of personal interpretation and theyre based on genetics but they are instantaneously judged in that situation. May be no knowledge of) Thresholds - Sensory receptors: tuned to a particular form of energy. - Require a minimum amount of energy for activation (=absolute threshold). Ability to see a candle in a dark, clear night. We can taste a tea spoon of sugar in a water. Were able to feel rain drops on our face. It will affect our behavior. We perceive things
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