Chapters 5 and 6 - Sensation and Perception
TEST DATE: Friday, January 7th
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1/6/2011
Objective: Explore how people who have restored vision perceive things differently form those who have always had visual capabilities.



Inverted vision video

See 1/6/2011 in States of Consciousness chapter, we began that chapter today after Perception was completed.

1/5/2011
Objective: Discover monocular cues and how we use them to make sense of our surroundings, and how relying on cues may sometimes cause us to generate incorrect perceptions.



motion parallax demo

stroboscopic motion - Super Mario


stroboscopic motion - Pac Man (NOT SHOWN IN CLASS)


Phi Phenomenon



1/4/2011
Objective: Examine the principles of Gestalt and how they compared to the prominent theories of the structuralists in the early 1900s.


Homework assigned, due Thursday, 1/6:




Grouping - how our perceptions can lead us astray


Visual Cliff


Visual Cliff - Influence of caregiver on baby's actions. (NOT SHOWN IN CLASS)


1/3/2011
Objective: Evaluate how our perception of sensory information is influenced by our surroundings and expectations.


Homework Assigned, Due 1/7 -

Change Blindness activities

Do The Test - Basketball


The Ames Room Illusion


The Monkey Business Illusion


Change Blindness - The Door Test


Change Blindness - You Can't Be Aware of Everything


Test Your Awareness - Whodunnit? (NOT SHOWN IN CLASS)


12/22/2010
Objective: Examine the world of synesthesia, where senses are crossed, and people see music, taste colors, or have other extraordinary sensations.



Ummm.... Chicken, vanilla ice cream and orange sauce. Yummy.


Another video on synesthesia NOT shown in class


Article about the CBS video on synesthesia shown in class. (Cannot find the video itself online at this point.)

12/21/2010
Objective: Evaluate place and frequency theory as ways to explain how we hear, and discuss the controversy over cochlear implants.



Cochlear Implants - Every Sound a Present (Watch until approx. 13:40)



12/20/2010
Objective: Examine the structure of the ear, and demonstrate how hair cells are involved in the hearing process.



Quiz on the eye

12/16/2010
Objective: Discover the importance of parallel processing and what can happen in extreme cases of disruption.



Blindsight

Rods and Cones



12/15/2010
Objective: Explain how the eye works to provide the sensation of sight.



Transduction - Power Placement Sky High


Waterfall Illusion


12/14/2010
Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of various parts of the brain by creating a superhero based on taking parts of the brain and exaggerating their functions.


12/13/2010
Objective: Watch "The Boy Who Could See Without Eyes" to see how sensation and perception can work together with brain plasticity in unusual ways.



12/10/2010
Objective: To examine the senses of smell, touch and taste to see how these sensations are processed in the body.


12/9/2010
Objective: Explain how difference, absolute and subliminal thresholds differ, and begin to examine the sensation of sight.

HW Assigned:
Backmasking - The power of priming and expectations in top-down processing

12/8/2010
Objective: Differentiate between sensation and perception, and apply it to faceblindness and thresholds.

Can You Hear This? website

Prospognosia - Face Blindness

12/7/2010
Homework assigned: