5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- change blindness
- selective attention
- blind spot
- opponent-process theory
- absolute threshold
- a The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, like the cocktail effect (notice your name in a crowd)
- b minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 50 percent of the time
- c 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)
place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye, no receptors (rods/cones) are located here
- e failing to notice changes in the environment.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Study of paranormal phenomena, including ESP and psychokinesis
- The sense of hearing.
- In hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.
- Just Noticeable Difference (JND); the smallest change in stimulation that you can detect 50% of the time; differs from one person to the other (and from moment to moment); tells us the flexibility of sensory systems
- binocular distance cue; based on the overlay of two retinal fields when both eyes focus on one object
5 True/False questions
Herman von Helmholtz → A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another
cochlear implant → a device for converting sounds into electrical signals and stimulating the auditory nerve by electrodes threaded into the cochlea
cones → The central focal point in the retina, around which the eye's cones cluster.
middle ear → 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.
psychophysics → The study of relationships between the physical characteristics of stimuli, such as their intensity, and our psychological experience of them.