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  1. neurotransmitter
  2. Perceptual constancy
  3. parathyroid
  4. Polygraph
  5. cerebellum
  1. a Perceiving objects as unchanging (having consistent shapes, size, lightness, and color) even as illumination and retinal images change.
  2. b a chemical messenger that travels across the synapse from one neuron to the next
  3. c next to thyroid; secretes parathormone; controls level of calcium
  4. d the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance
  5. e A machine commonly used in attempts to detect lies by measuring several of the physiological responses accompanying emotion (such as perspiration and cardiovascualr and breathing changes).

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the tendency to recall experiences that are consistent with one's current good or bad mood
  2. the disruptive effect of prior learning on the recall of new information
  3. Alleviating stress using emotional, cognitive, or behavioral methods.
  4. Below one's absolute threshold for consciouus awareness.
  5. Form in the Thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances.

5 True/False Questions

  1. somaticThe process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus energies from our enviornment


  2. StressThe process by which we percceive and respond to certain events, that we appraise as threatening or challenging.


  3. Figure groundThe organization of the visual field into objects (the figures) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground)


  4. hypothalamuslimbic system component that regulates hunger, body temperature and other functions. reward center


  5. FrequencyThe number of complete wave-lengths that pass a point in a give time (for example, per second).


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