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5 Matching questions

  1. signal -detection theory
  2. motion parallax
  3. absolute sensory threshold
  4. continuation
  5. figure and ground
  1. a the apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away
  2. b the intensity at which a given individual can detect a sensory stimulus 50% of the time; a low threshold indicates the ability to detect faint stimuli
  3. c an object and its background
  4. d the study of people's tendency to make hits, correct rejections, misses and false alarms
  5. e in Gestalt psychology, the tendency to fill in the gaps in an interrupted line

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures
  2. in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive objects that are close together as belonging to one group
  3. an increase or decrease in an object apparent brightness because of the effects of objects around it.
  4. Ability to attend to any one voice among many.
  5. a misinterpretation of a visual stimulus as being larger or smaller, or straighter, or more curved, than it really is

5 True/False questions

  1. bottom up processingInformation processing guided by higher level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations.


  2. binocular cuesvisual cues that depend on the actions of both eyes


  3. phi phenomenonthe interpretation of sensory information


  4. closurein Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures


  5. Elenor Gibsonthe interpretation of sensory information