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  1. psychophysics
  2. cones
  3. parallel processing
  4. retina
  5. intensity
  1. a processing of aspects of a problem simultaneously; brain's natural mode of info processing for many functions including vision
  2. b light-sensitive inner surface of the eye, containing the receptor rods and cones and layers of neurons that begin processing of visual info
  3. c amount of energy in a light or sound wave, which we perceive as brightness or loudness determined by a wave's amplitude
  4. d retinal receptor cells near the center of the retina and function in daylight; detect fine detail and give rise to color sensations
  5. e study of relationships b/w physical characteristics of stimuli and our psychological experience of them

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. activation usually unconsciously of certain associations, predisposing on'es perception, memory or response
  2. theory that opposing retinal processes enable color vision
  3. point at which optic nerve leaves the eye, creating a "blind" spot b/c no receptor cells are located there
  4. below one's absolute threshold for conscious awareness
  5. diminished sesnitivty as a consequence of constant stimulation

5 True/False Questions

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

          

  2. feature detectorsnerve cells in the brain that respond to specific features of stimulus, such as shape, angle or movement

          

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

          

  4. bottom-up processinganalysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brain's integration of sensory info

          

  5. sensationthe process of interpreting info received from our environment

          

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