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5 Matching questions

  1. absolute threshold
  2. Sensory interaction
  3. pupil
  4. middle ear
  5. priming
  1. a the activation, often unconsciously, of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory, or response.
  2. b small opening in the center of the iris
  3. c minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 50 percent of the time
  4. d The principle that one sense may influence another, as when the smell of food influences its taste.
  5. e The chamber between the eardrum and cochlea containing three tiny bones (Hammer, Anvil, and Stirrup) that concentrate the vibrations (conduction) of the eardrum on the cochlea's oval window.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. perceiving objects as unchanging (having consistent shapes, size, lightness, and color) even as illumination and retinal images change.
  2. Ernst Weber; the principle that accounts for how one notices the difference threshold for any change must be proportional
  3. created by Hermann von Helmholtz; theory of color vision based on additive color mixing; suggest that the retina contains three types of color receptors, cones: red, green, blue
  4. created by Edward Hering; alternative theory used to explain after images; suggest that the retina contains three pairs color receptors or cones-yellow-blue, red-green, black-white; pairs work in opposition (thalamus)
  5. brain determines pitch by the place on the basilar membrane, works best for high pitch

5 True/False questions

  1. blind spot
    place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye, no receptors (rods/cones) are located here


  2. feature detectorsbrain determines pitch by the place on the basilar membrane, works best for high pitch


  3. top-down processingThe processing of several aspects of a problem simultaneously; the brain's natural mode of information processing for many functions, including vision, hearing


  4. olfaction sense
    visual receptor cells; located in retina; works best in bright light; responsible for viewing color; greatest density in the fovea


  5. ParapsychologyStudy of paranormal phenomena, including ESP and psychokinesis


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