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In this unit we look how we sense information from the world around us, and how that sensation gets transformed into perceptions.

This unit should take you about 12 hours to complete.

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By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
  • Describe the principles and processes common to all sensory systems
  • Explain how light is transformed into visual experiences such as colour perception
  • Explain how sound is transformed into hearing
  • Distinguish among the main functions of the smell, taste, touch and the vestibular and kinaesthetic systems
  • Describe the ways perception is organised