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Bottom-up Processing: Sensory Transduction to Perception

Sensation is the felt effects of energy impinging on our sensory receptor cells, and sound waves, the molecules that stimulate the olfactory and gustatory cells, and the pressures that deform the tactile receptors located under the surface of our skin. Perception is the process of representing consciously what objects and ev

Influences on Perception

1. How do cultural and societal expectations and/or experiences influence the formation of the perception? Provide an example.

Perceptual Binding: Mirror Neurons

Please help with the following problems. Please provide at least 300 words. Compare and contrast "the model of perceptual binding" with "the feature-integration theory" and "Gestalt theory". Explain how mirror neurons play a role in observational learning? Provide an example.

Perceptual Binding

Compare and contrast "the model of perceptual binding" with "the feature-integration theory" and "Gestalt theory". Explain how could mirror neurons play a role in observational learning? Provide an example. Use scholarly sources to support your answers. Cite your sources using an APA format.

Perception: Information Processing

1). Visual information is processed in the brain, choose one of the other senses such as "hearing" and summarize how its sensory information is organized into a perceptual and recognizable pattern. 2). How do cultural and societal expectations and/or experiences influence the formation of the perception? 3). View the C

Understanding Perception

One of the greatest influences on the concept of perception was made by Gestalt psychologists and their viewpoint of the mind as holistic, constructing wholes (perception) from parts (sensory information from the external world). The combination of Aristotle's bottom-up, sensory driven empiricism and Plato's top-down, rationali

Differences Between Perception and Sensation

Provide a description of the most crucial differences between perception and sensation. Also give an example of how context may affect pain perception. Explain two potential costs and two potential benefits of pain perception.

Evaluating students' ages from a photo

Based on what is seen, what is the projected age of the students and how did you conclude the age? Need help in evaluating the ages of the students in the photo. The photo is attached.

Pain Perception, Context, and Situation

I would like some thoughts on the following example: a person loses his/her spouse and must get through the funeral before having the time and energy to feel the pain of loss. Does context or situation play a role in this kind of pain as the injured runner?


Hi I need help with another guide and corrects on what I did. Look on Week 2 dq 2 at the bottom you will find what I wrote. Sorry I forgot the website. Guided search: an alternative to the feature integration model for visual search. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2527952/ Top-down and bottom-up theories of perception

The Five Senses, Perception, and Critical Thinking

Create a PowerPoint presentation that explains the concepts of perception and critical thinking to high school seniors. In your explanation, address the following: - How all five senses impact perception. - The role of perception in critical thinking. Your PowerPoint presentation should include the following: - 8 slides

Active Nature of Perception

Please briefly explain the active nature of perception, and then explain two differences between bottom-up and top-down perception with one example of how everyday experience would be altered if bottom-up perception were impaired, and one example of how everyday experience would be altered if top-down perception were impaired

Compare and contrast capacity vs. bottleneck models of attention

1) What are the differences between top-down/bottom-up and between direct/constructivist approaches to perception? 2) Compare and contrast capacity vs. bottleneck models of attention. 3) Describe which factors may make perception (e.g., visual search task) and attention (e.g., divided attention) easier/harder. What factors

Data Collection and Perception of a Situation

1) Data and analysis are important to use in many steps of the program design and evaluation process. In this discussion, you'll review the steps in the process and discuss what kind(s) of data might be used for that step. Identify the differences between qualitative and quantitative data collection processes. Identify one of

Attribution and Interpersonal Perception

A firm in New York is interviewing two people for a corporate-level position. One of the people is a native of Los Angeles, and the other is a native of the deep south of the United States. If the resume and qualifications of each is equal, regardless of whom the company chooses for the position, how will each candidate explain/

Mood and Perception

In terms of someone's worldview, I would like to ask you to consider the importance how our own perceptions not only inform our behaviors but also the relevance of certain aspects in the environment over others. For example, someone's attitude, particularly in light of one's mood, is a useful and pragmatic way to consider the im

Sensation and Perception - Perceptual Sets

Sensation and perception are closely linked. What is the central distinction between the two? Can you explain how your own perceptual sets might create prejudice or discrimination?

The perception process

Describe the process of perceiving persons, emphasizing attribution and attribution biases. How can understanding these concepts help you in your profession?

Perception of Time Influences

An explanation of how culture influences the perception of time. Provide examples from two cultures that perceive time differently. Describe how the two cultures differ in that perception.

Three Examples of Perception

Name three examples of perception: one that could be explained by a bottom-up approach, one that could be explained by a top-down approach, and one that could be explained by an integration of these two theoretical approaches. Be sure to come up with your own examples and reference a specific theory (or theories) with each of th

The Nervous System

Imagine this scenario: You are boiling water on the stove and reach over to turn the burner off. In doing so, your arm brushes against the hot kettle and your skin gets burned. You feel the pain and pull your arm back with a loud exclamation. Write a description of what just happened from the perspective of your nervous system.

Perception of musical rhythm at birth

Some researchers believe that an infant in utero can hear sounds that it is affected by parents playing music or reading aloud. Others believe that the unborn child is underdeveloped, thus these activities would have no effect. What are your thoughts regarding these issues? Please use theories to support your opinion.

Perception is discussed in terms of biases.

1.Describe how bias play a role in the follower's inability to see clearly (Scriptures). 2.Discuss why this is such an important consideration in research methods. Be sure to cite your textbook. (There are more than 15 different discussions of bias in your textbook.) 3.Cite another Scripture that illustrates bias. Textbo