Here’s some information on how our perception sensors help us understand reality. Everything we know is because of our built-in sensory processing systems can measure touch, chemicals, air waves, and light waves.
Dendrites receive signals from other neurons. Here’s a quick look at how they work.
A neuron has a lot going on. There are negatively charged proteins trapped inside, To fix the imbalance, a lot of things happen in a short amount of time. The result is an electical impulse. If you like, physiological psych, you’ll love somas.
Here’s an alphabetical list of the terms you might want to know. One hint for learning psych vocabulary is to cluster it by name. Psychology organizes its theories by name (Freud, Skinner, etc). So try to associate each term with its respective theorist.
This is a Tangenianism. I made it up to describe some of the ways we look for truth. My list includes revelatio, insight, logic, systematic observation and (my favorite) dumb luck.
For a more thorough explanation, check out the Five Paths To Truth video.
Democritus (460-370 BC) According to Democritus, nature is composed of tiny particles which are in constant motion. He called these particles atoms and classified them in terms of their size, shape, and angularity. Taste was the result of small, angular winding atoms. Sight was the result of atoms flying through the air, hitting the eye, and making a copy of the original object. Thinking was caused by the fastest, smallest atoms. For Democritus, there is no soul or will; life is reducible to patterns of atomic matter.