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Perception and Consciousness Test

Kaitlyn Varner

Cornea- the cornea is the transparent layer forming the front of the eye
The retina would have helped in the first part of noticing an old friend. The retina begins the
process of visual information. The cornea functions like a window. It controls and focuses the
entry of light into the eye.
Retina- the light-sensitive inner surface of the eye, containing the receptor rods and cones plus
layers of neurons that begin the processing of visual information
The retina would have helped convert the light energy into signals that would have been carried
to the brain by the optic nerve. It is light sensitive so it would help in the process of noticing that.
Optic Nerve- the nerve that carries neural impulses from the eye to the brain
In my opinion, the optic nerve would have been the most important in this situation. The optic
nerve is the connector between the eye and the brain. The brain then interprets the impulses as
images.
Rods-retinal receptors that detect black, white, and gray; necessary for peripheral and twilight
vision, when cones dont respond
The rods would help with low light levels for the persons vision.
Cones- retinal receptor cells that are concentrated near the center of the retina and that function
in daylight or in well lit conditions. The cones detect fine detail and give rise to color sensations
The cones would have helped make out the old friend in the fact that they are responsible for
color vision and color sensitivity.
Feature Detectors- nerve cells in the brain that respond to specific features of the stimulus,,
such as shape, angle, or movement
The feature detectors would have helped you to make out your old friends face shape and facial
features.

Perception and Consciousness Test

Kaitlyn Varner

hypothalamus- a neural structure lying below the thalamus; it directs several maintenance
activities, helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion and
reward
The hypothalamus is linked to emotion and reward. Some people get emotional and handle that
by binge eating. People may also reward themselves with food at times. Often times I have
down this.
amphetamines- drugs that stimulate neural activity, causing speeded up body functions and
associated energy and mood changes
If your body is moving quicker than you will be burning more calories which will make you lose
weight.
sleep deprivation- this is the condition of not having enough sleep
If you are not sleeping then you may spend more time eating. Also sleep deprivation means that
your body is not getting that needed rest at night. Sleeping actually burns calories itself.
circadian rhythm- the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on a 24- hour cycle
The timing of when you eat can actually affect your weight. If ones sleep schedules change
than this can disrupt it. If your biological clock is off then you are doing things at different
times than most people