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Sensation & Perception
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Sandra reads English but not Chinese. So when she looks at a Chinese newspaper, there is more BLANK than BLANK
Sensation ; Perception
As Jeremy listens to music on his iPod, sound waves are converted by his auditory system into neural signals. This process is called __.
In an experiment, Dante raises his hand each time he hears a tone through a set of headphones. The tone gets quieter and quieter until he fails to hear it half the time. After repeating the same procedure many times the researcher ends the experiment because she has found Dante's BLANK
Jane is told that she will be paid $100 for each needle she can find in a haystack. According to signal detection theory this information should BLANK Jane's BLANK
Lower; Response Criterion
Matt finishes his can of soda as he walks across campus with Brad and Andy, and now he wants to slip the empty can into one of their open backpacks. Brad's pack has several heavy textbooks in it; Andy's contains only a notebook. Weber's law suggests that to avoid detection that should put the can in BLANK'S pack because the change in weight will be BLANK than a just-noticeable difference.
Brad's ; lower
Bianca wants Bruce to see the distant star she wishes on every night. Because the star is so faint, to have him see it she should have him look BLANK
Slightly away from where the star is expected to be
A projection-screen TV aims green, red, and blue lights at a screen. Because the TV can show a full range of colors by combining the green, red, and blue lights in differing amounts, it best illustrates the BLANK theory.
When Sarah stubbed her toe, she immediately began to rub it. According to the gate control theory of pain, the rubbing BLANK
Created sensations that "took over" the pain pathways
Mick has been a rock musician for fifty years. The constant loud noise from his bad has caused hair-cell damage literally ripping off hair cells from his inner ear. We would expect that Mick now has BLANK
Jeremy developed a disease that destroyed his thalamus, the only sense that was unaffected was ________
Your blind spot is located BLANK
Where the optic nerve leaves the eye
In cooking school, Natalie studied flavor. She learned that the flavor of food can be altered by BLANK
Changing it's teperature
Andrea cannot yet read but Lorraine can. They are each shown a list of color names, but each word is printed in a color that doesn't match the word. They are asked to say the color of the ink each word is printed in, not the word itself. BLANK will do better at the Stroop task because of BLANK
Andrea, she will not be distracted by word meanings
Ally has lost her sense of kinesthetic perception. She will most likely be unable to __.
Know that her hand is raised without looking at it
Shanelle likes the lights that appear to race around her Christmas tree as they flash on and off in sequence. This illusion is known as BLANK
The Stroboscopic Illusion
Four swimmers practicing their synchronized swimming routine are perceived as a group because they are performing the same movements at the same speed. This is an example of __.
When you perceive an object as being closer to you because it blocks out part of the background, you are using the depth cue called BLANK
As Cliff walks out his front door, he sees a snowball coming straight at him. The retinal image of the snowball is increasing and he realizes that the snowball is approaching, not getting larger. This example illustrates __.
Jeff and Larry were making chili. Jeff tasted the chili and thought it was perfectly seasoned. Then, while Jeff's back was turned, Larry added some more salt. When they sat down to eat Jeff immediately said the chili was too salty. Because he didn't know about the added salt, Jeff's perception must have been based on BLANK
Bottom up processing
Although Jose appears to be listening as Rich talks about his new clothes, vacation plans, and exercise routine, Jose is thinking about the list of errands he has to run. Jose is BLANK
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