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What is the process of receiving, converting, and transmitting raw sensory information from the external and internal environments to the brain?
Sensation
What is the process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting sensory information?
Perception
What is the process of converting a stimulus to a receptor into neural impulses?
Transduction
What are the three types of processing?
Transdunction
Sensory reduction
Coding
What is the process of filtering and analyzing incoming sensations before sending a neural message to the cortex?
Sensory reduction
What is the process that converts a particular sensory input into a specific sensation?
Coding
What is the study of the relation between attributes of the physical world and our psychological experiences of them?
Psychophysics
What is the smallest amount of a stimulus needed to detect that the stimulus is present?
Absolute threshold
What is the minimal difference needed to notice a stimulus change?
Difference threshold or “just noticeable difference”
What is the term used to describe repeated or constant stimulation that decreases the number of sensory messages sent to the brain, which causes decreased sensation?
Sensory adaptation