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5 Matching questions

  1. phi phenomenon
  2. waterfall illusion
  3. Ames Room
  4. feature detector
  5. perception
  1. a a 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
  2. b the interpretation of sensory information
  3. c the illusion of movement created when two or more stationary lights separated by a short distance flash on and off at regular intervals
  4. d a specially designed room that is trapezoidal in shape but appears to be rectangular. This room gives misleading visual cues that lead people to believe that two similar-sized objects are of different sizes, depending on where their locations in the room are.
  5. e a phenomenon in which prolonged staring at a waterfall and then looking at nearby cliffs causes those cliffs to appear to flow upward.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  2. the ability of a stimulus to influence our behavior even when it is presented so faintly or briefly or along with such strong distracters that we do not perceive it consciously
  3. an increase or decrease in an object apparent brightness because of the effects of objects around it.
  4. Processing in which a whole is constructed from parts
  5. visual cues that are just as effective with one eye as with both

5 True/False questions

  1. signal -detection theorythe study of people's tendency to make hits, correct rejections, misses and false alarms


  2. reversible figurein Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures


  3. proximityin Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group


  4. visual cliffa laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals


  5. depth perceptionthe interpretation of sensory information


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