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5 Matching questions

  1. waterfall illusion
  2. optical illusion
  3. selective attention
  4. figure and ground
  5. absolute sensory threshold
  1. a a phenomenon in which prolonged staring at a waterfall and then looking at nearby cliffs causes those cliffs to appear to flow upward.
  2. b an object and its background
  3. c the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus, as in the cocktail party effect
  4. d 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
  5. e a misinterpretation of a visual stimulus as being larger or smaller, or straighter, or more curved, than it really is

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. an illusion of movement created by a rapid succession of stationary images
  2. in Gestalt psychology, the tendency to fill in the gaps in an interrupted line
  3. the study of people's tendency to make hits, correct rejections, misses and false alarms
  4. Ability to attend to any one voice among many.
  5. in Gestalt psychology the tendency to perceive simple, symmetrical figures

5 True/False questions

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


  2. brightness contrastthe tendency to perceive objects as unchanging in shape, size, and color, despite variations in what actually reaches the retina


  3. proximitythe interpretation of sensory information


  4. motion parallaxthe tendency to perceive objects as being part of the same group if they change or move in similar ways at the same time


  5. induced movementa perception that an object is moving and the background is stationary when in fact the object is stationary and the background is moving