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Prof. Cianci - General Psychology - Spring 2019: Senses Paper #2

The task

Choose one human sense and compare it to that of another animal. How do we compare? Are there abilities that other animals have that we do not (or vice versa)? (Excluded animals are cats and dogs – get creative!)

 Due 3/26

In other words....  Compare an animal with a human.

Learn about the sense organs and perception experience for humans. What are the structures and functions of the sense organs? the receptors? How are the functions - the sensory processing experience - measured? 

Learn about an animal or species. What are its sense organs? How do they function? How have they evolved? Adapted to the animal's environment? How is function measured? 

Compare and contrast what you find.

Choose an animal

Choose an animal. Sounds simple but wait! Think about which animal or species is a good choice for this project. Be sure the animal (topic) is researchable. Is the information that you will need/want readily available? Will you find enough details - enough facts - to make a thorough and meaningful comparison?

Scout around. Do some preliminary exploring about a couple of animals. See what information is easy to find that works for this project. Then settle on your topic animal.

Where can you find some basic information about animals and their senses?

cover art for several animal references in Gale Virtual Reference Library

 

Databases

Finding additional sources about your topic animal

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