Sensing the Environment
Sensing the Environment

Sensing the Environment

by Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Our sensation and perception of the world are determined by biological, sociocultural, and psychologic factors. It begins with the detection of an environmental stimulus via the sensory cells in our body. This stimulus makes its way through sensory receptors and complex biologic pathways before culminating in our cognitive centers, allowing us to interpret and make sense of it. Sensation and perception, although distinct, are both influenced by a complex interplay of the aforementioned factors, and therefore become almost indistinguishable in practice. Examples of sensation that demonstrate just how complex this functioning is are our senses of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. This course provides deeper insight into human sensory processing and perception.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:26 h
  • Quiz questions 50
  • Concept Pages 9


Your Educators of course Sensing the Environment

 Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Tarry Ahuja, PhD

Dr. Tarry Ahuja is a Manager of Program Development Pharmaceutical Reviews and Real-World Evidence Advisor at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies (CADTH).
He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience with a specialty in electrophysiology and pharmacology from Carleton University, Ottawa. Currently, he is a University Lecturer in Biological Foundations of Addictions and Health Psychology at Carleton University.
He has undertaken clinical research with the National Research Council of Canada and worked in sleep disorder clinics for 10 years.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahuja teaches courses on Psychology and Sociology.

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Great lecture
By Mariana . on 13. January 2024 for Structure and Function of the Eye – Vision (PSY, BIO)

I enjoy Prof. Tarry's energetic lecturing style and also how he gives out practical examples to facilitate learning. Way to go prof!

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By Jorge F. on 31. October 2023 for Weber´s Law – Sensory Processing (PSY, BIO)

Dr. Tarry was able to summarize a really complex concept in a shot video with simple, clear and concise language, well done.

By Jorge F. on 31. October 2023 for Signal Detection Theory – Sensory Processing (PSY, BIO)

Nice lecture, as always Tarry is clear and direct to the topic. In general the video accomplish the task of giving the bases to further psychological knowledge.

By Jorge F. on 31. October 2023 for Thresholds – Sensory Processing (PSY, BIO)

Nice lecture, Tarry is really clear when communicating ideas and it seems he knows a lot