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5 Matching questions

  1. visual cliff
  2. reversible figure
  3. waterfall illusion
  4. perception
  5. common fate
  1. a the interpretation of sensory information
  2. b the tendency to perceive objects as being part of the same group if they change or move in similar ways at the same time
  3. c a stimulus that you can perceive in more than one way
  4. d a phenomenon in which prolonged staring at a waterfall and then looking at nearby cliffs causes those cliffs to appear to flow upward.
  5. e a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. in Gestalt psychology, the tendency to fill in the gaps in an interrupted line
  2. an illusion of movement created by a rapid succession of stationary images
  3. a misinterpretation of a visual stimulus as being larger or smaller, or straighter, or more curved, than it really is
  4. Information processing guided by higher level mental processes, as when we construct perceptions drawing on our experience and expectations.
  5. the perception of distance, which enables us to experience the world in three dimension

5 True/False questions

  1. 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


  2. Gestalt psychologya laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals


  3. motion parallaxthe apparently swift motion of objects close to a moving observer and the apparently slow motion of objects farther away


  4. subliminal perceptionthe ability of a stimulus to influence our behavior even when it is presented so faintly or briefly or along with such strong distracters that we do not perceive it consciously


  5. cocktail party effectAbility to attend to any one voice among many.