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  1. absolute sensory threshold
  2. waterfall illusion
  3. closure
  4. perception
  5. optical illusion
  1. a in Gestalt psychology, the tendency to imagine the rest of an incomplete, familiar figure
  2. b a phenomenon in which prolonged staring at a waterfall and then looking at nearby cliffs causes those cliffs to appear to flow upward.
  3. c a misinterpretation of a visual stimulus as being larger or smaller, or straighter, or more curved, than it really is
  4. d the interpretation of sensory information
  5. e the intensity at which a given individual can detect a sensory stimulus 50% of the time; a low threshold indicates the ability to detect faint stimuli

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the perception of distance, which enables us to experience the world in three dimension
  2. the tendency to perceive objects as unchanging in shape, size, and color, despite variations in what actually reaches the retina
  3. visual cues that are just as effective with one eye as with both
  4. an illusion of movement created by a rapid succession of stationary images
  5. in Gestalt psychology, the tendency to fill in the gaps in an interrupted line

5 True/False Questions

  1. reversible figurea stimulus that you can perceive in more than one way

          

  2. subliminal perceptionthe perception of distance, which enables us to experience the world in three dimension

          

  3. induced movementa perception that an object is moving and the background is stationary when in fact the object is stationary and the background is moving

          

  4. feature detectora neuron in the visual system of the brain that responds to the presence of a simple feature, such as a horizontal line; discovered by Hubel and Wiesel

          

  5. motion parallaxthe apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away

          

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