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Merge to Sensation
I agree that this page can be merged with sensation Kpmiyapuram 13:15, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
- I created this article anew because the psychology information was all but removed from the Sensation article, and it instead talks about sensation as a fiction writing technique. I don't think that there is, currently, a psychology article on sensation. The psychology info was purportedly moved into the Sense article, which is about sensation from a physiological perspective. As far as I'm concerned, it's all a big mess, and the change I made isn't the best one. But this isn't my field, so I'm not qualified to say where the line is between physiological and psychological sensation, or between sensation and perception. ThreeOfCups (talk) 23:28, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
I have moved the article from the title Sensation and perception to Sensation (psychology). As now started, this article is above all about sensation, althought in context of the sensation-->perception model.
Relationship to the article Sense: while the article Sense could have a section "Sensation", "sense" is not synonymous with "sensation". Given the sense of vision, there is (according to one theory) first a visual sensation and then a visual perception. The keyword "sense" does not select between "visual sensation" and "visual perception": both are visual and coming from senses, in this case from sight.
I hope my understanding is correct; I'll gladly stand corrected.
- Bertrand Russell: S:The Analysis of Mind/Lecture_VII - chapter "The Definition of Perception".
- Bertrand Russell: S:The Analysis of Mind/Lecture_VIII - chapter "Sensations and Images".
- In the discriminatory article "Sensation", this article here is still referred to as "Sensation and Perception". Furthermore, I cannot see this one to be "above all about sensation". I am in favour of an article on sensation that is separate from a general one on the senses. On the other hand, however, an additional article on sensation and perception would be in order, as indicated by the problem of even distinguishing the two, which the present article does not manage well. If sensation is a concept in psychology, then why is it described mainly in biochemical and neurological terms, and what does the reference to brain processes mean? Also, "Gestalt theorists believe that with the two together a person experiences a personal reality that is greater than the parts" needs explication and references.
- Morton Shumway (talk) 03:23, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Merge to Sensory system
I propose merge to Sensory system. See talk page there for discussion: Talk:Sensory_system#Merge_from_Sensation_.28psychology.29. Mikael Häggström (talk) 17:24, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
This psychology article needs help
This doesn't read like a psychology article to me, and the "These topics are considered part of psychology, and not anatomy or physiology, because processes in the brain so greatly affect the perception of a stimulus" line just sounds ridiculous. With that reasoning, any anatomy article can be categorized as a psychology article.
This article is filled with exact anatomical and physiological explanations for biological sensation and doesn't discuss the psychological impact of sensation at all. This article should be talking about the psychological and cultural impacts of sensation, tying in specific disorders, drug use, and the history of the psychological study of sensation. This article does none of these things.
I also just removed an ad for a law firm in the Vision loss subsection. Is anybody paying attention to this article? --21:07, 4 February 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iamozy (talk • contribs)
- The article has a section on loss of sensation which is fine, but nothing on sensation itself. There should be sections on how each of the 5 senses work. This should actually be easy to do by just following along through an introduction to psychology textbook. Unfortunately it would probably take some time investment and that I don't have. But if someone wanted to take a crack at it, I could look it over. StoneProphet11 (talk) 12:47, 29 June 2014 (UTC)