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5 Matching questions

  1. pitch
  2. absolute threshold
  3. Place theory
  4. bottom-up processing
  5. iris
  1. a Starts with basic sensory information; transduction
  2. b minimal amount of energy required to produce any sensation, 50 percent of the time
  3. c In hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.
  4. d
    A ring of muscle tissue that forms the colored portion of the eye around the pupil and controls the size of the pupil opening.
  5. e auditory experience corresponding to the frequency of sound vibrations, resulting in a higher or lower tone

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input; telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition
  2. States that circumstances, experiences, expectations affect our thresholds
  3. Illusion of movement created when two or more adjacent lights blink on and off in quick succession
  4. The theory that opposing retinal processes (red-green Christmas, yellow-blue Michigan, white-black) enable color vision.
  5. Sensory information that is detected without our conscious knowledge

5 True/False questions

  1. Perceptual setthe mental process of sorting, identifying, and arranging raw sensory data into meaningful patterns


  2. sensationThe sense of hearing.


  3. difference thresholdJust Noticeable Difference (JND); the smallest change in stimulation that you can detect 50% of the time; differs from one person to the other (and from moment to moment); tells us the flexibility of sensory systems


  4. kinesthesisThe amount of energy in a light or sound wave, which we perceive as brightness or loudness, as determined by the wave's amplitude.


  5. Herman von HelmholtzA mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another