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5 Matching questions

  1. bottom up processing
  2. visual cliff
  3. similarity
  4. absolute sensory threshold
  5. monocular cues
  1. a 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
  2. b visual cues that are just as effective with one eye as with both
  3. c Processing in which a whole is constructed from parts
  4. d in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that resemble each other as belonging to a group
  5. e a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  2. Information processing guided by higher level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations.
  3. an illusion of movement created by a rapid succession of stationary images
  4. 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
  5. in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group

5 True/False questions

  1. moon illusionin Gestalt psychology, the tendency to fill in the gaps in an interrupted line


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


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


  4. continuationthe apparent difference between the size of the moon at the horizon and its size when viewed higher


  5. perceptionthe interpretation of sensory information


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