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- Basics of sensation and perception
- Mechanics of vision
- Human depth perception
- Mechanics of hearing
- Taste, touch and smell in humans
- Perceptual development in humans
1. Intro to Sensation and Perception
What is the difference between sensation and perception, and how do they work? You'll get to see how the mind handles and differentiates between multiple sensations in this introduction.
2. How Does Vision Work?
How do your eyes and brain work together to turn light into images? You'll learn about the working components of the eye and take a look at two theories of color perception.
3. What is Depth Perception? - Definition, Cues & Examples
How do our brains make 3-D images out of 2-D inputs? In this lesson, you'll explore various visual cues that require either one eye or both eyes. Prepare to look at depth perception in a new way.
4. Mechanics of Hearing & How the Brain Processes Sound
How do our ears transform sound into signals that our brains can process? In this lesson, you'll cover properties of sound waves and how they interact with key parts of the ear.
5. Taste, Touch & Smell: Proprioception & the Somatosensory System
How do taste, touch and smell work? Also, what is proprioception? Throughout this lesson, you'll get a detailed description on each of these remarkable senses.
6. Perceptual Development in Infants
Why are some senses more developed than others for a newborn? You'll learn which senses are initially important for infants to bond with and recognize their mothers and which one is still in development after birth.
7. What is Perception in Psychology? - Definition & Theory
Perception is the process of recognizing and interpreting sensory stimuli. Learn the definition of perception, how it is related to the five senses, how it differs from reality, and more.
8. Categorical Perception: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn about a phenomenon called categorical perception and how it actually changes the way you hear and see certain things. We will focus on the perception of speech, where categorical perception was first discovered.
9. Extrasensory Perception: Definition, Types & Examples
Have you ever had a vision of something before it has actually occurred? If so, you might just have extrasensory perception. Learn more about extrasensory perception from examples in this lesson.
10. Law of Proximity: Examples & Overview
In this lesson we'll discuss the Gestalt principle of organization in relation to the Law of Proximity. This principle states other things being equal, objects that are near to one another are perceived as belonging together as a unit.
11. Monocular Vision: Definition & Explanation
This lesson explains monocular vision, or seeing through one eye at a time instead of both eyes at once. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of monocular vision and how animals use it to survive.
12. Place Theory of Hearing: Definition & Explanation
The place theory of hearing states that different parts of the cochlea are activated by different frequencies. Learn more about the place theory of hearing and the structure of the ear.
13. Sensory Dysfunction Disorder in Children: Symptoms, Treatment & Definition
This lesson provides information on Sensory Dysfunction Disorder that will help you better understand how this dysfunction can be identified and treated.
14. Sensory Interaction: Definition & Examples
Have you noticed that it is easier to understand what someone is saying when you are looking at them versus when you cannot see them? This is due to sensory interaction. Learn more about sensory interaction from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
15. Sensory Overload: Definition & Symptoms
Some people are sensitive to the effects of experiencing more sensory information than they are able to process at any given time. A definition and symptoms of sensory overload are provided in this lesson, as is a quiz to assess your understanding of the topic.
16. What is Hearing Impairment? - Definition, Causes & Treatment
This video lesson discusses hearing impairment, from the different types and their causes to available treatment options. Following the lesson is a short quiz to test your knowledge.
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