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constructivetheories of perception

top-down (orconcept driven) theories that emphasise the need for severalsources of information in order to construct our perception of the world. In addition to information available in thesensory stimulus, we need to use higher cognitive processes,according to this theory, to interpret the informationappropriately.

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September 20th 2021

cross tolerance

this phenomenon arises in some drug categories, such as theopiates (heroin, morphine etc) and tryptamines (LSD,mescaline and psilocybin) when the prolonged use of one drugin the group results in the development of tolerance to theothers opioids.