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Sensory adaptation refers to

reduced sensitivity to an unchanging stimulus

A time lag between sound waves striking our left and right ears is important for accurately

locating sounds

Telepathy refers to the

extrasensory transmission of thoughts from one mind to another

When Rick learned that many students had received a failing grade on the midterm exam, he was no longer disappointed by his C grade. His experience best illustrates the importance of

context effects

The greatest difficulty facing contemporary research on ESP is the

lack of reproducible evidence of ESP

Relative height is a cue involving our perception of objects higher in our field of vision as

farther away

The perceptual tendency to fill in gaps in order to perceive disconnected parts as a whole object is called


People judge the temperature of a room as colder following the experience of

social exclusion

The sense of touch includes the four basic sensations of

pressure, pain, warmth, and cold

Suppose two objects cast retinal images of the same size. The object that appears to be closer is perceived as ________ the object that appears to be more distant

smaller than

Damage to the retina's area of central focus would probably have the LEAST effect on visual sensitivity to ________ stimuli

dimly illuminated

Psychics who have worked with police departments in an effort to solve difficult crimes have demonstrated the value of

none of these abilities

Lenore had been blind from birth. Immediately after corrective eye surgery, she could visually perceive figure-ground relationships. Lenore's ability supports whose view of where perceptual abilities come from?

Immanuel Kant

As the retinal image of a horse galloping toward you becomes larger, it is unlikely that the horse will appear to grow larger. This best illustrates the importance of

size constancy

As the airplane descended for a landing, the pilot saw several beautiful islands that appeared to float in a vast expanse of blue ocean water. In this instance, the ocean is a


Those who reject a dissociation theory of hypnosis believe that hypnosis is a form of normal

social influence

To experience color constancy, we should view things

in relation to surrounding objects

The perceived size of an object is most strongly influenced by that object's perceived


Eardrum vibrations are transmitted to the cochlea by a piston consisting of

the hammer, anvil, and stirrup

People are less bothered by pain if they carry a gene that boosts the normal supply of


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