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5 Matching questions

  1. middle ear
  2. wavelength
  3. cochlea
  4. perception
  5. subliminal
  1. a the distance form the peak of one light or sound wave to the peak of the next
  2. b the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information
  3. c below one's absolute threshold for conscious awareness
  4. d a coiled bony, fluid filled tube in the inner ear through which sound waves trigger nerve impulses
  5. e the chamber between the eardrum and cochlea containing three tiny bones (hammer, anvil, and stiffup) that concentrate vibrations of the eardrum on the cochlea's oval window

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a device for converting sounds into electrical signals and stimulating the auditory nerve through electrodes threaded into the cochlea
  2. the amount of energy in a light or sound wave
  3. the minimum stumulation needed to detect a particualr stumulus 50 percent of the time
  4. the transparent structure behind the pupil that changes shape to help focus images on the retina
  5. a tone's experienced hightness or lowness

5 True/False questions

  1. nearsightednessa condition in which nearby objects are seen more clearly than distant objects


  2. Young-Helmholtz trichromatic theorya theory predicting how and when we detect the presence of a faint stumulous


  3. sensory interactionthe principle that one sense may influence another


  4. color consistancyperceiving familliar objects as having consistant color, even if changing illimination alter the wave lengths reflected by the object


  5. kinesthesisthe system for sensing the position and movement of individual body parts