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Sensation and Perception

Unit 4 Part 1

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A.P Psychology Unit 4 Sensation and Perception 1 Sensation is what we detect by our sensory neuron. It is also called Bottom-up Processing. Ex ? What we see. Perception ? Perception is what we interpret in our brain. It is called Top-Down Processing. Ex. What we detect. Sensation vs. Perception 2 The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus is called Selective attention. For example ? You can focus your attention to one voice among many in a place like your school hallway. This is called Cocktail Party effect. Accident happens when your selective attention changes from phone to the road. Selective Attention 3 Selective Inattention is getting ?blinded? to visible things around us due to selective attention to one object.
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