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Our knowledge of the world stems from the .... and ....
Accumulation of sensory experience, subsequent learning
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All sensory experiences are the result of ... from .... that is ... into ... of ...., which are ....
Energy, events, transduced, activity, receptors, specialised neurons
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Transduction causes changes in the activity of ... of ...., and these changes in activity inform the .... of the brain about the environmentalevent
Axons, sensory nerves, sensory mechanisms
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The information received from the receptors is transmitted to the brain by means of two coding schemes:
Anatomical coding and temporal coding
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Define anatomical coding
Different sensations are coded by which incoming nerve fibres are active
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Define temporal coding
Intensity of a sensation is encoded by the rate of axons firing
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In nineteenth-century Germany, ...devised the concept of the ... (jnd), and used the jnd to measure the ...
Weber, just-noticeable difference, Fechner, magnitude of sensations
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The methods of ... apply to all sensory modalities, including sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch
Psychophysics
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The ... and ...of the eyes cast an image of the scene on the ..., which contains .... :... and ...
Cornea, lens, retina, photoreceptors, rods, cones
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Cones gather visual information under ... conditions; rods work only when the light is ...
Illuminated, very dim
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All sensory experiences are the result of ... from .... that is ... into ... of ...., which are ....

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Energy, events, transduced, activity, receptors, specialised neurons

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Transduction causes changes in the activity of ... of ...., and these changes in activity inform the .... of the brain about the environmentalevent

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The information received from the receptors is transmitted to the brain by means of two coding schemes:

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Define anatomical coding

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