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Sensation and Perception

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Sensation and perception are the processes by which we absorb information from environmental stimuli and convert it into data that our brains and bodies use to modify behavior. This course begins with sensation, the physical process by which we use our sense organs to respond to the environmental stimuli around us. Perception refers to our interpretation of stimuli. In this course, the student will identify the ways in which these processes can fail, the biology of both the hearing system and... More
Material Type: Online Course
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 27, 2012
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Submitter: Sean Connor
Keywords: Sensory, Sight, Vision, Perception, Psychology, Psychophysics, Hearing, Taste, Sensation, Touch, Biology


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Primary Audience: College Upper Division
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Language: English
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