Learning Objectives

5.1 Describe how light entering the eye becomes an image in our brain to which we attach meaning.
5.2 Explain how sound waves entering the ear become messages in our brain to which we attach meaning.
5.3 Explain how tactile sensations are interpreted by the brain and how these sensations guide movement.
5.4 Explain how chemicals entering the mouth and the nose become perceptions of smell and taste.
5.5 Describe the psychophysical laws that connect physical stimuli and psychological perceptions of the world, and apply them to real-world behaviors.
5.6 For each of the major sections of the chapter, summarize how raw energy becomes a psychological perception of the world.