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The process of detecting a physical stimulus, such as light, sound, heat, or pressure
The process of integrating, organizing, and interpreting sensations
Sensory Receptors
Specialized cells unique to each sense organ that respond to a particular form of sensory stimulation (by some form of energy)
The process by which a form of physical energy is converted into a coded nueral signal that can be processed by the nervous system.
Difference Threshold (Just Noticeable Difference)
The smallest possible difference between TWO stimuli that can be detected half the time. (Harder to tell as it starts out larger)
Absolute Threshold
smallest possible strength of a stimulus that can be dected half the time.
Weber's Law
The larger you start out with, the harder it is to notice a difference.
Sensory Adaptation
The decline in sensitivity to a constant stimulus
Smell of a room