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Psychology: Stimuli and Sensation - Question

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Photo Credit: Rand Lemley

How does stimulus trigger a sensory response?

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May 01, 2009
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Stimuli and sensation - answer
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The stimulus is detected by the relevant receptor. From there it is transformed into electrical impulses which travel along nerve cells (neurons) to a specific part of the brain. Detection of this information by the brain results in sensation. While meaningful interpretation results in perception.

Oct 11, 2010
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sensation
by: poch

sensation is when we pick something with our senses, hearing, smelling, touching and seeing and that travels to our brain.

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