Unit 4: Sensation & Perception

  1. Absolute threshold
  2. Difference threshold
  3. Perception
  4. Sensation
  5. Sensory adaptation
  6. Signal-detection theory
  7. Transduction
  8. Subliminal persuasion

The EYE

  1. cornea
  2. pupil
  3. lens
  4. iris
  5. optic nerve
  6. blind spot
  7. fovea
  8. retina
  9. vitreous humor
  10. aqueous humor
  11. rod cells
  12. cone cells
  13. wavelength
  14. amplitude
  15. electromagnetic spectrum
  16. visual spectrum
  17. opponent-process theory
  18. after images
  19. trichromatic theory
  20. color blindness
The EAR
  1. pinna
  2. ear canal
  3. tympanic membrane
  4. outer ear
  5. ossicles
  6. hammer
  7. anvil
  8. stirrup
  9. Eustachian tube
  10. middle ear
  11. semi-circular canals
  12. oval window
  13. cochlear
  14. basil membrane
  15. round window
  16. inner ear
  17. auditory nerve
The OTHER SENSE
  1. Olfactory bulb
  2. Taste buds
  3. Unami
  4. Thermoreceptor
  5. Meissner’s corpuscle
  6. Nociceptor
  7. Pacinian corpuscle
  8. Gate Theory of pain

PERCEPTION

  1. Feature detectors
  2. Bottom-up processing
  3. Top-down processing
  4. Perceptual constancy
  5. Illusions
  6. Ambiguous figures

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