Thursday, July 14, 2011

Final Project: Shonta' Temple

I have learned numerous different things in this class. Such simple actions such as vision, hearing, and the sense of smell is a complex procedure that I do not just think about on a normal basis. I know that stimulus is in the environment in which influence behavior. I have knowledge of how the brain takes information and organizes it into something meaningful. Now we may then focus on something in particular. I remember rods have greater sensitivity than cones. And our ability to percieve objects are better than that of an computer.

Not only did I learn from the professor's slide shows, and book, I took in different things from my other classmates as well. I now know the three congenital hearing being environment, idiopathic, and genetics. Balance requires cooperation from all of the senses. I took a colorblind test that let me know I am not colorblind. And finally, I watched various informatable you tubed videos, and saw graphs.

My favorite part of this course would have to be learning about wavelenghts. I am nearsighted and can not see objects far away very clear without glasses on so anything dealing with distance and light is very interesting to me. Wavelenghts basically determine what color you are perceiving. Since color's blind into one another, the ranges are drastic. It uses ultraviolet and radiation. Most of the time we encounter white light which split causing a sort of rainbow effect. The colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. You can remember these by putting together a short saying like Roy Green's blue impala vanished. Also, I liked how Professor Berg allowed us to interact with one another on a level that was not boring by no means.

Studying wavelenghts are important because it prepares researchers and scientists for what instruments to use in order to study the Earth.
Here's an interesting youtube video to watch!

1 comment:

  1. 1 frame among 2,000 miles of tape! That is hard to wrap the mind around. Its one thing to read about how small the area containing the visible wavelengths are, but it's another to see it demonstrated as in this video. I wonder if things would look more or less appealing if humans could see more light... I think that Hydrogen's light fingerprint is pretty crazy too, I've heard that scientists have used this technique before, but I've never seen it done, very interesting!