What is Sensation in Psychology? - Definition & Concept


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The process of transferring environmental stimuli into information that the brain can use is called:

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the primary human sensory systems?

2. The specialized structures that are a part of sensory systems which transfer environmental stimulus energy into neural impulses are called:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo work to test your competencies of sensation in psychology. Quiz questions cover the various ways the body takes in sensory information and the senses that are involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Transferring environmental stimuli into information
  • Primary human sensory systems
  • Specialized structures that transfer environmental stimulus in neural impulses
  • Stimulus energy related to smell
  • Senses facilitated by mechanoreception

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sensation lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding sensory systems and understand how it's transferred into neural impulses
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about environmental stimulus energy related to smell

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to sensation, read through the brief lesson called What is Sensation in Psychology? - Definition & Concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Review the primary human sensory systems
  • Learn the tastes that tongue picks up
  • Know what systems utilize wavelengths to receive information