5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- phi phenomenon
- waterfall illusion
- Ames Room
- feature detector
- 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
- b the interpretation of sensory information
- c the illusion of movement created when two or more stationary lights separated by a short distance flash on and off at regular intervals
- 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.
- 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
- the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
- 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
- an increase or decrease in an object apparent brightness because of the effects of objects around it.
- Processing in which a whole is constructed from parts
- visual cues that are just as effective with one eye as with both
5 True/False questions
signal -detection theory → the study of people's tendency to make hits, correct rejections, misses and false alarms
reversible figure → in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures
proximity → in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group
visual cliff → a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals
depth perception → the interpretation of sensory information