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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. change blindness
  2. selective attention
  3. blind spot
  4. opponent-process theory
  5. absolute threshold
  1. a The focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, like the cocktail effect (notice your name in a crowd)
  2. b minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 50 percent of the time
  3. 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)
  4. d
    place on the retina out where the optic nerve leaves the eye, no receptors (rods/cones) are located here
  5. e failing to notice changes in the environment.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Study of paranormal phenomena, including ESP and psychokinesis
  2. The sense of hearing.
  3. In hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.
  4. 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
  5. binocular distance cue; based on the overlay of two retinal fields when both eyes focus on one object

5 True/False questions

  1. Herman von HelmholtzA mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another


  2. cochlear implanta device for converting sounds into electrical signals and stimulating the auditory nerve by electrodes threaded into the cochlea


  3. conesThe central focal point in the retina, around which the eye's cones cluster.


  4. middle earThe 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. psychophysicsThe study of relationships between the physical characteristics of stimuli, such as their intensity, and our psychological experience of them.


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