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19 Cards in this Set

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visual angosia
the individual can see objects and identify their features but cannot recognize them
can identify details of faces, but cannot recognize them as a whole. Damage to the association cortex.
the processs that detects stimuli from the enviorment
the process that organizes sensations into meaningfull wholes.
the study of the relationship between the physical characteristics of stimuli adn the correspinding psychological responses to them
Weber and Fechner
developed psychophysics
absolute threshold
the minimum amount of stimulationa person can detect. Also called the Limen
subliminal perception
there is no decicive evidence that subliminal messages can influence you
difference threshold
the minimum amountof change in stimulation that can be detected. Also called the just noticable diffrence (jnd)
Weber's Law
the amount of change in intensity of stimulation needed to produce jnd is a constant fraction of the original status
sensory adaptation
the tendency of sensory receptors to respond less and less to an unchanging stimulus. Lets us detect potentially important changes in our enviorment while ignoring unchanging aspects of it.
Extrasensory perception (ESP)
the possibility of perception independent of sensory receptors
means "besides" and studies subjects that failed to gain widspread acceptance within mainstream psychology
mental telepathy
the ability to perceive the thoughts of others
the ability to percieve objects or events without any sensory contact
is the alleged ability to perceive events in the future
deja vu
an uncanny feeling that you have experianced a present situation in the past and that you can anticipate what will happen in the next few moments. Believed to be a short circuit of the corpus collosum.
psychokinesis (PK)
the ability to control objects with the mind.
J.B Rhine
credited with making parapsychology a ligitamate area of scientific reaserch