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  1. convergence
  2. Gate-control theory
  3. olfaction sense
  4. change blindness
  5. absolute threshold
  1. a minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 50 percent of the time
  2. b sense of smell
  3. c failing to notice changes in the environment.
  4. d The spinal cord contains a "gate" that blocks pain signals or allows them to pass on to the brain. It's opened by the activity of pain signals traveling up small nerve fibers and is closed by activity in large fibers or information coming from the brain.
  5. e
    binoculars cue; visual depth cue; muscles controlling eye movement as the eyes turned inward to view a nearby stimulus

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the perception of an object as the same size regardless of the distance from which it is viewed; example someone height
  2. the activation, often unconsciously, of certain associations, thus predisposing one's perception, memory, or response.
  3. Process by which the eye lens changes shape to focus near or far objects on the retina
  4. the light-sensitive inner lining of the back of the eyeball; contains receptor cells (rods/cones)
  5. created by Hermann von Helmholtz; theory of color vision based on additive color mixing; suggest that the retina contains three types of color receptors, cones: red, green, blue

5 True/False questions

  1. vestibular senseThe sense of body movement and position, including the sense of balance.


  2. basilar membranea device for converting sounds into electrical signals and stimulating the auditory nerve by electrodes threaded into the cochlea


  3. Phi phenomenonsense of muscle movement, posture, and strain on muscles/joints; provides information on speed and direction of movement; works with vestibular sense


  4. Weber's lawThe innermost part of the ear, containing the cochlea, semicircular canals, and vestibular sacs.


  5. rodsvisual receptor cell; located in retina; respond to varying degrees of light and dark; responsible for night vision and peripheral vision