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  1. basilar membrane
  2. subliminal perception
  3. pitch
  4. sensation
  5. olfaction sense
  1. a the raw data of experience; sensory stimulation; example are eyes only register light energy and ears only register wave energy
  2. b A membrane inside the cochlea which vibrates in response to sound and whose vibrations lead to activity in the auditory pathways.
  3. c sense of smell
  4. d Sensory information that is detected without our conscious knowledge
  5. e auditory experience corresponding to the frequency of sound vibrations, resulting in a higher or lower tone

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. binocular distance cue; based on the overlay of two retinal fields when both eyes focus on one object
  2. the mental process of sorting, identifying, and arranging raw sensory data into meaningful patterns
  3. bundle of axons from ganglion cells that carries messages from the eye to the brain
  4. Process by which the eye lens changes shape to focus near or far objects on the retina
  5. 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 True/False Questions

  1. iris
    transparent part of the eye behind the iris; focuses light on the retina (accommodation); change shape to focus on objects;-if object is closed, muscles attach to the land contract to make lens around,-if object is far away, the muscles pull to flatten the lens


  2. Depth perceptionAbility to see objects in three dimension although the image that strike the retina are two-dimensional; allows us to judge distance


  3. Place theoryIn hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.


  4. Weber's lawErnst Weber; the principle that accounts for how one notices the difference threshold for any change must be proportional


  5. Perceptual adaptationA mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another


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