PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION

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Sensation
how stimuli in the outside world are detected by our senses. e.g. the patterns you see. Biological
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Perception
what happens to information after it has been sensed e.g. what the image you see represents.
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Attention
a cognitive process, which influences what we perceive. It operates between what is sensed and what is perceived.
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Cognitive approach to Attention
information processing approach - metaphor of the mind as if it were a computer- but does not consider how the brain actually implements the process.
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Medical imaging advances
have led to cognitive neuroscience - a way of 'seeing' inside the 'black box' of the mind. Provides integration between biological and cognitive theories of perception.
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what happens to information after it has been sensed e.g. what the image you see represents.

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Perception

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a cognitive process, which influences what we perceive. It operates between what is sensed and what is perceived.

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information processing approach - metaphor of the mind as if it were a computer- but does not consider how the brain actually implements the process.

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have led to cognitive neuroscience - a way of 'seeing' inside the 'black box' of the mind. Provides integration between biological and cognitive theories of perception.

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