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Psy100h1 Class Detail notes Topic 4 with diagram

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
doldeman
Semester
Winter

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Topic4 PerceptionSensation and PerceptionSensation refers to how sense organs respond to and detect external stimulus energy and how those responses are transmitted to the brainPerception refers to the brains further processing of detected signals and results in an internal representation Step 1 RealityStep 2 Sensory receptors contact reality Step 3 Transduction physical energy of stimulus is converted to electrical energy which is sent in pulses to the brainStep 4 Thalamusthe sensorymessage switchboard operator which figures out where to send it nextStep 5 Primary sensory cortexinitial processing of information occursStep 6 Further processing in many other brain areas linked to higher level cognitiveperceptual taskseg the whatwhere pathwaysStep 7DecidingActing Many other brain areas involving memory planning motivation selfcontrol etc then decide what do and tell our motor cortex to communicate the appropriate actions to muscles in the bodyPrimary sensory cortexHierarchical Processing
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