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The Psychophysics of Sensation

John N. Moye (Performance Learning Technologies, USA)

The Psychophysics of Learning

ISBN: 978-1-80117-114-4, eISBN: 978-1-80117-113-7

Publication date: 22 June 2021


Chapter 3 examines the attributes of an external stimulus, which the brain collects and models to construct a sensation. An important aspect of this process is the sensory system's filtering capacity, which removes extraneous and irrelevant information from the modeled information. The response mechanisms of all five senses are discussed to establish the practice of viewing the discipline (psychophysics) from multiple perspectives (senses). The differences in multiple perspectives on the same data is compiled into a model of the attributes to which the brain attends to engage with a sensation.


Moye, J.N. (2021), "The Psychophysics of Sensation", The Psychophysics of Learning, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 13-30.



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