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5 Matching Questions

  1. sensory adaptation
  2. parallel processing
  3. sensorineural hearing loss
  4. rods
  5. acuity
  1. a the processing of several aspects of a problem at once
  2. b the sharpness of vision
  3. c hearing loss caused by damage to the cochlea's receptor cells or to the auditory nerves
  4. d retinal receptors that detect black
  5. e diminished sensitivity as a concequence of constant stimulation

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. in hearing, the theory that the rate of nerve impulses traveling up the auditory nerve matches the frequency of a tone, thus enabling us to sense its pitch
  2. 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
  3. the adjustable opening in the center of the eye through which light enters
  4. the theory that opposing retinal processes (red-green, yellow-blue, white-black) enable color visioni
  5. the principle that one sense may influence another

5 True/False Questions

  1. place theorythe process of organizing and interpreting sensory information


  2. bottom-up processinganalysis that begins with the sensory information, enabling us to recongnize meaningful objects and events


  3. transductioncinversion of one form of energy into another


  4. wavelengththe distance form the peak of one light or sound wave to the peak of the next


  5. perceptionthe process of organizing and interpreting sensory information


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