Sensory registers serves as the first component to the Information Processing Model, and is our way of receiving information about our environment. There are five types of sensory registers: hearing (echoic), seeing, (iconic), touch (tactile), smell (olfactory), and taste (gustatory).
Before information can be processed, it must be received through our sensory organs. This section of the OLC will focus on hearing, and sight, and discuss how our sensory organs are able to receive sound waves, and light and transform it into electric signals that our brains can understand and interpret. It will also discuss some of the difficulties met by those who are challenged by hearing or sight loss.