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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5 Sensation: Detection of simple properties of stimuli (brightness, colour, warmth, and sweetness) Perception: Detection of objects (both animate and inanimate), their locations, their movements, and their backgrounds. I.E.: Seeing the colour red = sensation Seeing a red apple = perception Sense organs detect stimuli provided by light, sound, odour, taste, or mechanical contact with the environment Transduction: process by which sense organs convert energy from environmental events into neural activity. In most sense: receptor cells (specialized neurons) release neurotransmitters that stimulate other neurons, altering the rate of firing of their axons. In somatosenses (body senses) dendrites of neurons respond directly to physical stimuli, without interventio
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