Chapter 1

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  1. What is an adaptation
    reduction in response caused by prior or continuing stimulation.
  2. What is a sensory transducer?
    receptors that convert physical energy from environment into neural activity
  3. What is perception?
    interpretation of signals
  4. Nativism?
    the belief that mind and body are separate entities and that certain mentalt abilities must be innate...PLATO and Descartes
  5. Monism?
    • All parts of the universe are made up of 1 type of stuff...broken down into Materialism and Mentalism
    • Materialism- everything is matter
    • Mentalism-everthing is mind
  6. Empiricism?
    The idea that experience from the sense is the only source of knowledge
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Chapter 1
Sensation and Perception
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