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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA01H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Fall

Description
Chapter 5- Sensation Sensory processing: transduction, sensory coding, psychophysics Transduction: translation of information about environmental events into neural activity Sensory info. Must be translated into 2 types(one or the other) neural code: anatomical or temporal. Psychophysics is the study of relation between physical characteristics of stimuli and perceptions they produce. Vision: light, eye and functions, transduction of light by photoreceptors, adaptation to light and dark, eye movements, colour vision Photopigments: chemicals that transduce light into neural activity in the photoreceptors neurons in the retina. Chemical change in photopigments- ability to see bright or dim light 3 types of purposive movements, involuntary movement s in the eye 3 types of cones in retina: sensitive to wavelength of light, and detect colours. Audition: Sou
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