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5 Matching Questions

  1. top-down processing
  2. retina
  3. absolute threshold
  4. gate control theory
  5. signal detection theory
  1. a the light sensitive inner surface of the eye containing the receptor rods and cones plus layers of neurons that begin the process of visual information
  2. b information processing guided by higher-level mental processes
  3. c the minimum stumulation needed to detect a particualr stumulus 50 percent of the time
  4. d the theory that the spinal cord contains a neurological gate that blocks pain signals or allow them to pass on to the brain
  5. e a theory predicting how and when we detect the presence of a faint stumulous

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. nerve cells in the brain that respond to specific features of the stimulus
  2. the study of relationships between the physical characteristics of stimuli
  3. analysis that begins with the sensory information, enabling us to recongnize meaningful objects and events
  4. hearing loss caused by damage to the mechanical system that dunducts sound waves to the cochlea
  5. the point at which the optic nerve leaves the eye

5 True/False Questions

  1. frequency theorythe number of complete wavelengths thatpass a pont in a given time


  2. transductioncinversion of one form of energy into another


  3. nearsightednessa condition in which nearby objects are seen more clearly than distant objects


  4. perceptionthe process of organizing and interpreting sensory information


  5. lensthe transparent structure behind the pupil that changes shape to help focus images on the retina


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