PSYA01H3 Chapter Notes -Superior Rectus Muscle, Superior Oblique Muscle, Cornea

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N sensation: the detection of the simple properties of a stimulus. N perception: the detection of the more-complex properties of a stimulus, including its location and nature. Includes both animate and inanimate objects, as well as their backgrounds and movements. N according to the above definitions, seeing the colour red is a sens. and recognizing a red apple is perc. N traditionally there are five named senses, however, there are many more in reality. N the task of the sense organs is to transmit signals to the brain that are coded in such a way as to represent certain features of events that have occurred in the environment. N the task of the brain is so analyze this information and decide what has occurred. N transduction: the process by which the sense organs convert energy from environmental events (physical stimulus) into neural activity (the activity of receptor cells of sensory organs)

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