Human Body Sensors

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Aspects of Psychology
Kasia Nalbandian
American Intercontinental University

The purpose of this individual project is about human body sensors, the adoption of human sensor, the concept of sensory adoption is the sensor impressions, how we feel, how we react or sense after something happens to us or to our body, the message that sent to the brain, from our 4 experiment I’m going to choose and discuss the following 3: 1st –I’m going to take a piece of very coarse sandpaper and I’m going to rub my index for f\a few times very gently, and count rate its coarseness on a scale from 1 (very soft) to 7 (very coarse). 2nd - I’m going to take a cup with water added sugar and another cup of regular drinking water, I’m going to take a sip and swished around in my mount for couple second and after I’m going to drink the regular water and see what type of sensor adoption experience I’m going to have. 3rd- I’m going to take 3 bowls each has waters inside the 1st bowl hot water, 2nd bowl cold water and the 3rd bowl with lukewarm water, I’m going to put my right hand inside the cold water bowl, my left hand in the hot water I’m going to leave my hands like 3 minutes and after the 3 minutes I’m going to put my both hands in lukewarm water and I’m going to explain what I felt, what was my sense (Kent Van Cleave,2014 para 2 to 13).

My experiment results are. The 1st experiment that I choose is the sensor of the sandpaper experiment, I took coarse sandpaper and I did the following I rubbed my index very gently from 1 to 7, the first couple times tis start bothering my fingers, but after I felt less coarse than the first time and what I adopt from my experiment was that my sense adoption got use to the coarse of the sand paper. The 2nd experiment that I’m going to choose is the sensor of sugar water and fresh water, I took a cup with a…...

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