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Sensations can be defined as
Sensations can be defined as the passive process of
the passive process of
bringing information from the outside world into
bringing information from the outside world into
the body and to the brain.
the body and to the brain. The process is passive in
The process is passive in
the sense that we do not have to be consciously
the sense that we do not have to be consciously
engaging in a "sensing" process.
engaging in a "sensing" process.
How sensation and perception work together:
How sensation and perception work together:
Sensation occurs:
Sensation occurs:
\ue000sensory organs absorb energy from a
sensory organs absorb energy from a
physical stimulus in the environment.
physical stimulus in the environment.
\ue000sensory receptors convert this energy into
sensory receptors convert this energy into
neural impulses and send them to the
neural impulses and send them to the
brain.
brain.
Perception follows:
Perception follows:
\ue000the brain organizes the information and
the brain organizes the information and
translates it into something meaningful.
translates it into something meaningful.
In order to measure these events,
In order to measure these events,
psychologists use THRESHOLDS.
psychologists use THRESHOLDS.
3.
3.
Threshold - a dividing line between what has detectable
Threshold - a dividing line between what has detectable
energy and what does not.
energy and what does not.
5.
5.Difference Threshold - the minimum amount of stimulus
Difference Threshold - the minimum amount of stimulus
intensity change needed to produce a noticeable change.
intensity change needed to produce a noticeable change.
\ue000
the greater the intensity (ex., weight) of a stimulus, the
the greater the intensity (ex., weight) of a stimulus, the
greater the change needed to produce a noticeable change.
greater the change needed to produce a noticeable change.

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