5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- motion parallax
- cocktail party effect
- optical illusion
- subliminal perception
- a the apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away
- b Ability to attend to any one voice among many.
- c 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
- d a misinterpretation of a visual stimulus as being larger or smaller, or straighter, or more curved, than it really is
- e in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group
5 Multiple choice questions
- a perception that an object is moving and the background is stationary when in fact the object is stationary and the background is moving
- a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals
- the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
- Information processing guided by higher level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations.
- the tendency to perceive objects as being part of the same group if they change or move in similar ways at the same time
5 True/False questions
stroboscopic movement → a perception that an object is moving and the background is stationary when in fact the object is stationary and the background is moving
similarity → in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group
signal -detection theory → the study of people's tendency to make hits, correct rejections, misses and false alarms
Weber → German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
transduction → 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.