Sensation and Perception

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Sensation and Perception by Mind Map: Sensation and Perception

1. 1. How we sense and perceive the world

1.1. The process and the purposes of sensation and perception

1.1.1. Sensation

1.1.2. Perception

1.1.3. Bottom-up processing

1.1.4. Top-down processing

1.1.5. The purpose of sensation and perceptiom

1.2. Sensory receptors and the brain

1.2.1. Sensory receptors

1.3. Thresholds

1.3.1. Absolute threshold

1.3.1.1. Noise

1.3.2. Difference threshold

1.3.2.1. Weber's law

1.3.3. Subliminal perception

1.4. Signal derection theory

1.5. Perceiving sensory stimuli

1.5.1. Attention

1.5.1.1. Selective attention

1.5.2. Perceptual set

1.6. Sensory adaptation

2. 2. The visual system

2.1. The visual stimulus and the eye

2.1.1. LIGHT

2.1.2. THE STRUCTURE OF THE EYE

2.1.2.1. retina

2.1.2.2. Rods

2.1.2.3. Cones

2.1.2.4. Optic nerve

2.2. Visual processing in the brain

2.2.1. The visual cortex

2.2.1.1. Feature detectors

2.2.2. Parallel processing

2.2.3. Binding

2.3. Color vision

2.3.1. Trichromatic theory

2.3.2. Opponent-process theory

2.4. Perceiving Shape, Depth, Motion, and Constancy

2.4.1. Shape

2.4.1.1. Figure-ground relationship

2.4.1.2. Gesalt psychology

2.4.2. Depth perception

2.4.2.1. Binocular cues

2.4.2.2. Convergence

2.4.2.3. Monocular cues

2.4.3. Motion perception

2.4.3.1. Apparent movement

2.4.4. Perceptual constancy

3. 3. The auditory system

3.1. The Nature of Sound and How We Experience It

3.2. Structures and functions of the ear

3.2.1. Outer ear

3.2.2. Middle ear

3.2.3. Inner ear

3.3. Theories of hearing

3.3.1. Place theory

3.3.2. Frequency theory

3.3.3. Volley principle

3.4. Auditory processing in the brain

3.4.1. Auditory nerve

3.5. Localizing sound

4. 4. Other senses

4.1. The skin senses

4.1.1. Touch

4.1.2. Temperature

4.1.2.1. Thermoreceptors

4.1.3. Pain

4.2. The chemical senses

4.2.1. Taste

4.2.1.1. Papillae

4.2.2. Smell

4.2.2.1. olfactory epithelium

4.3. The Kinesthetic and Vestibular Senses

4.3.1. Kinesthetic sense

4.3.2. Vestibular sense

4.3.3. Semicircular canals

5. 5. Sensation, perception, and health and wellness