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  1. Retinal Disparity
  2. Stimulants
  3. Insomnia
  4. Signal Detection
  5. Alpha Waves
  1. a the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz
  2. b a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body
  3. c a binocular cue for perceiving depth based on the differences between the images stimulating each eye
  4. d the study of people's tendencies to make correct judgements, misses and false alarms in detecting the presence of stimuli
  5. e a sleep disorder characterized by recurring problems in falling asleep or staying asleep

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. neural adaptation or sensory adaption is a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus it is usually experienced as a change in the stimulus
  2. means that the farther removed an object is the less detail we can identify
  3. the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observations
  4. the nerve that carries impulses from the retina to the brain
  5. drugs that often produce hallucinations

5 True/False questions

  1. Sensory Transductionthe conversion of stimulus energy into an electrical signal on a primary sensory receptor neuron


  2. Constancythe reaction of the body and brain to regular drug use, whereby a person needs an increased amount in order to produce the original effect


  3. Absolute Thresholdthe smallest change in a physical stimulus that can be detected half the time


  4. Dissociationa split in consciousness, which allows some thoughts and behaviors to occur simultaneously with others.


  5. Narcolepsyvisual receptor cells in the retina that are sensitive to light, but not color, allowing us to see in dim light but to see only black, white, and shades of gray


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