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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY1102
Professor
Najwa Haddad
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology Chapter 6 Key Terms Sensation – the process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus  energies from our environment  Perception – the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recognize  meaningful objects and events Bottom Up Processing – analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brains integration  of sensory information Top down processing – information processing guided by higher­level mental processes, as when we construct  perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations Transduction – conversation of one form of energy into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus  energies, such as sights, sounds, and smells, into neural impulses our brain can interpret Psychophysics – the study of relationships between the physical characteristics of stimuli, such as their  intensity, and our psychological experience of them Absolute threshold – the minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50% of the time Signal detection theory – a theory p
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