Pscyh M.D - Transduction


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Term: Transduction
Definition (Myers): conversion of one form of energy into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies into neural impulses. 1
Definition (alternative): In the nervous system, transduction occurs when environmental energy is transformed into electrical or neural energy. Receptor cells produce an electrical change in response to a physicalstimulus. 2
Contextual explanation:it is a process where basically what you see, hear or feel gets to your brain and helps you realize that you are actually seeing, hearing and feeling. Our sensory system, basically alters the stimulus into something the brain can understand (neural message). For example, the objects that are reflected in our retinas are upside down; however, transduction allows the brain to flip it, forming a right-side-up image in our brain.
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  • vision
  • brain
  • sensory
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  1. Myers, D. (2004).Psychology. Michigan: Worth.
  2. "Transduction (psychology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transduction
  3. congthanhng. " YouTube - SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION ."YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2009. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMMrTRnFdI4&feature=PlayList&p=13BAEF0587DC62E1&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=22
Edited by: Jung-Ah
Date of last edit: December 10th 2009



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