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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Summer

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Chapter Five: Sensation Sensation the detection of the elementary properties of a stimulus Perception the detection of the more complex properties of a stimulus, including its location and nature; involves learning Transduction the conversion of physical stimuli into changes in the activity of receptor cells of sensory organs Receptor cell a neuron that directly responds to a physical stimulus, such as light, vibrations, or aromatic molecules Anatomical coding a means by which the nervous system represents information; different features are coded by the activity of different neurons Temporal coding a means by which the nervous system represents information; different features are coded by the pattern of activity of neurons Psychophysics a branch of psychology that measures the quantitative relation between physical stimuli and perceptual exp
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