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Sensation & Perception (6-8%)
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Sensation = detection of a physical stimulus
Perception = the interpretation of a sensation
Pick one to lose!
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If you were told that you HAD to give up one
of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch,
smell):
Which one would you choose not to have?
 Why this one, not one of the others?
 Describe what you think the results of this loss
would be?
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Physically
 Psychologically
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Discussion Points
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Tally Results
Visual Dominance =
we are very reliant on our sense of vision
 “priority” sense
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Interaction of taste and smell=
by giving up smell, you are also giving up much of
the flavor of food
 You lose the ability to smell or taste dangerous
substances
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Increased Sensitivity= not true
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Instead, you give more attention to the other senses
Diagrams of the Eye
and Ear
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Structure of the Eye
Iris
 Pupil
 Optic nerve
 Cornea
 Retina
 Lens
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Structure of the Ear
Auditory nerve
 Oval window
 Outer ear
 Cochlea
 Eardrum (Tympanic
Membrane)
 Anvil
 Auditory canal
 stirrup
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Vision & Hearing Activity
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Watch the video for 2 minutes without sound
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try to determine what it’s about
Put your heads down and close your eyes, but
listen to the video
Which sense was more helpful to understanding
what was happening?
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