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5 Matching Questions

  1. bottom-up processing
  2. sensory adaptation
  3. parallel processing
  4. perception
  5. hue
  1. a dimension of color that is determined by the wavelength of light; for example, blue and green as colors
  2. b the process of interpreting info received from our environment
  3. c analysis that begins with the sensory receptors and works up to the brain's integration of sensory info
  4. d diminished sesnitivty as a consequence of constant stimulation
  5. e processing of aspects of a problem simultaneously; brain's natural mode of info processing for many functions including vision

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. point at which optic nerve leaves the eye, creating a "blind" spot b/c no receptor cells are located there
  2. study of relationships b/w physical characteristics of stimuli and our psychological experience of them
  3. nerve cells in the brain that respond to specific features of stimulus, such as shape, angle or movement
  4. light-sensitive inner surface of the eye, containing the receptor rods and cones and layers of neurons that begin processing of visual info
  5. distance from the peak of one light or sound wave to the peak of the next

5 True/False Questions

  1. opponent-process theoryinfo processing guided by higher-level mental processes; construct perceptions and experience expectations


  2. sensationthe process of interpreting info received from our environment


  3. conescentral focal pt. in retina, around which eye's cones cluster


  4. intensityamount of energy in a light or sound wave, which we perceive as brightness or loudness determined by a wave's amplitude


  5. subliminalbelow one's absolute threshold for conscious awareness


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