Core Concepts to Cover:

  1. Experiencing sensations: Processing, thresholds, and adaptations
  2. Sensory systems: Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and olfaction
  3. Perception: Attention, processing, and illusions
  4. Gestalt perceptions
  5. Interpretation of perceptions

Core Vocabulary to Cover:

sensation
perception
bottom-up processing
top-down processing
absolute thresholds
difference thresholds
sensory adaptation
sensory reduction

coding
gate-control theory of pain
opponent-process theory
transduction
accommodations
amplitude
frequency theory
place theory
Weber’s constants

pheromes
cochlea
retina
cones
rods
depth perception
selective attention
perceptual set
feature detectors
transduction
signal detection theory

Movies That Teach About Sensation and Perception

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Last modified on April 17, 2020