5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- cocktail party effect
- phi phenomenon
- motion parallax
- bottom up processing
- selective attention
- a the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
- b Ability to attend to any one voice among many.
- c Processing in which a whole is constructed from parts
- d the apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away
- e the illusion of movement created when two or more stationary lights separated by a short distance flash on and off at regular intervals
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- conversion of one form of energy into another. in sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies, such as sights, sounds, and smells, into neural impulses our brains can interpret.
- an approach to psychology that seeks to explain how we perceive overall patterns
- 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
- an increase or decrease in an object apparent brightness because of the effects of objects around it.
- in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures
5 True/False Questions
similarity → in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that resemble each other as belonging to a group
visual cliff → a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals
moon illusion → the apparent difference between the size of the moon at the horizon and its size when viewed higher
top down processing → Information processing guided by higher level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations.
Ames Room → German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)