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5 Matching questions

  1. parallel processing
  2. retina
  3. blind spot
  4. intensity
  5. psychophysics
  1. a study of relationships b/w physical characteristics of stimuli and our psychological experience of them
  2. b point at which optic nerve leaves the eye, creating a "blind" spot b/c no receptor cells are located there
  3. c processing of aspects of a problem simultaneously; brain's natural mode of info processing for many functions including vision
  4. d light-sensitive inner surface of the eye, containing the receptor rods and cones and layers of neurons that begin processing of visual info
  5. e amount of energy in a light or sound wave, which we perceive as brightness or loudness determined by a wave's amplitude

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. distance from the peak of one light or sound wave to the peak of the next
  2. the process by which our sensory receptors receive info from our environment
  3. nerve that carries neural impulses from eye to brain
  4. theory that opposing retinal processes enable color vision
  5. central focal pt. in retina, around which eye's cones cluster

5 True/False questions

  1. subliminalactivation usually unconsciously of certain associations, predisposing on'es perception, memory or response


  2. top-down processinganalysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brain's integration of sensory info


  3. rodsretinal receptor cells near the center of the retina and function in daylight; detect fine detail and give rise to color sensations


  4. accomodationprocess by which eye's lens changes shape to focus near or far objects on thr retina


  5. perceptionthe process of interpreting info received from our environment


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