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Monday, October 18 th , 2010. Objective: Develop an understanding of our senses review of where we are going this unit discussion of our senses discuss absolute and difference threshold Do Now: Write down our senses and each one’s purpose

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Monday october 18 th 2010

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Objective: Develop an understanding of our senses

review of where we are going this unit

discussion of our senses

discuss absolute and difference threshold

Do Now:

Write down our senses and each one’s purpose

What do you think sensation and perception mean?

Hand in your Project!



  • Sensation and Perception receptor

    • Sensation and Perception

      • Sensory processing and adaptation

      • Vision

      • The Other Senses:

        • Hearing

        • Touch

        • Taste

        • Smell

      • Perception

      • Subliminal Messages

      • What is real?


How many senses do we have
How many senses do we have? receptor

  • The five we always remember, but we really do have a 6th sense….not seeing dead people, but our sense of balance.


What is the difference
What is the difference? receptor

Sensation

Perception


Absolute threshold
Absolute Threshold receptor

  • The weakest amount of a stimulus necessary to produce a sensation.



Signal detection theory
Signal detection theory half the time.

  • Study of people’s tendencies to make correct judgments in detecting the presence of stimuli.


Weber s law
Weber’s Law half the time.

  • The larger or stronger a stimulus, the larger the change required for a person to notice that anything has happened to it.


What is the difference1
What is the difference?? half the time.

Between absolute threshold and Difference threshold?

EXPERIMENT TIME!

Also, handout homework – rank your senses


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