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Ch. 3 REVEL
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The lowest level of stimulation that a person can consciously detect 50 percent of the time the stimulation is present is called
______ involves the detection of physical stimuli from our environment and is made possible by the activation of specific receptor cells.
After being in class for a while, __________ is a likely explanation for not hearing the sound of the light buzzing above you until someone says something about it.
You are drinking a strong cup of coffee that is particularly bitter. After a while, the coffee doesn't taste as strong as it did when you first tasted it. What has happened?
Which of the following is largely determined by the length of a light wave?
Aside from the lens, damage to the __________ can affect the eye's ability to focus light.
In farsightedness, also known as ____________, the focal point is __________ the retina.
Colleen stares at a fixed spot in her bedroom using only one eye. After a while, what might happen to her vision?
Any small object that crosses her visual field very slowly may at one point briefly disappear
What are the three primary colors as proposed by the trichromatic theory?
red, green, blue
Which of the following best explains afterimages?
The part of the ear that can be seen is also called the
The oval window is found in what part of the ear?
Which theory cannot adequately account for pitches above 1,000 Hz?
Ethan has suffered minor damage to the bones in his left middle ear. What treatment, if any, might help restore his hearing?
A hearing aid
Which is considered the most common type of permanent hearing loss?
Sensorineural hearing loss
Taste is often called a ________ sense because it works with the molecule of foods that people eat.
Research has found that taste information is sent to the
insula and frontal operculum
How often are olfactory receptors replaced by new oldfactory receptors?
every 5-8 weeks
Olfactory receptors project directly to the _________ and are unique in that signals do not first connect to the thalamus
__________ are tactile receptors that are located just beneath the skin and respond to changes in pressure.
In gate theory, substance P
Opens the spinal gates for pain
When you close your eyes and raise your hand above your head, you know where your hand is due to information from
Motion sickness often results from conflicting signals sent from the __________ and from the _________.
eyes; vestibular organs
When opening a door, the actual image on your retina changes drastically, but you still perceive the door as a rectangle. This is an example of
Hunters who wear camouflage so that they can blend in with their surrounding are relying on which principle of perception?
What monocular depth cue can best explain why railroad tracks appear to come together in the distance?
The Muller-Lyer illusion occurs more frequently in
people living in a Western culture
Jason's uncle claimed to have seen a black panther in the trees besides the highway, although no one else saw it. Knowing that his uncle has been looking for a black panther for years, Jason attributes his uncle's "sighting" to
The first time Megan had to install a ceiling fan in her fan in her new home, it took a long time. But later when she helped install a ceiling fan in her best friend's home, she completed the job very quickly. Her improved speed and skill can partially be attributed to
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