The process by which we select, organize, and interpret sensory information in order to recognize meaningful objects and events is called:
top down processing
The patient E.H. suffers from prosopagnosia and is unable to recognize her own face in a mirror. Her difficulty stems from a deficiency in:
signal detection theory
An exhausted forest ranger may notice the faintest scent of a forest fire , whereas much stronger but less important orders fail to catch her attention. This fact would be of greatest relevance to:
Soothing musical audiotapes accompanied by faint and imperceptible verbal messages designed to increased a desire to lose weight best illustrate:
After listening to your high volume car stereo for 15 minutes, you fail to realize how loudly the music was blasting. This best illustrates:
The process by which our sensory systems convert stimulus energies into neural messages is called
The amplitude of electromagnetic waves determines the:
refers to the process by which the lens changes shape in order to focus images on the retina
As people grow older, they are most likely to need glass because the ______ loses its ability to change shape readily
The ability to simultaneously process the pitch, loudness, melody, and meaning of a song best illustrates:
Evidence that some cones are especially sensitive to red light, others to green light, and still others to blue light is most directly supportive of the
A drink's strawberry odor enhances our perception of its sweetness. This best illustrates:
Blind musicians are more likely than sighted ones to develop perfect pitch. This best illustrates:
Even when seen through sunglasses, grass appears equally as green as it does without glasses. This best illustrates:
What enables color vision, are highly concentrated in the foveal region of the retina, and have a higher absolute threshold for brightness than rods?
According to the gate-control theory, a way to alleviate chronic pain would be to stimulate the ____ nerve fibers that _____ the spinal gate.
What had no special receptors, no single stimulus, and is influenced by both physical and psychological phenomena?
Signal detection theory
The impact of boredom and fatigue on people's absolute thresholds is highlighted by:
If you move your watchband up your wrist an inch or so, you will feel it for only a few moments. This best illustrates:
Cornea, pupil, lens, retina
Which of the following is the correct order of the structures through which light passes after entering the eye?
The ____________ sensation indicated that the central nervous system plays only a minor role in the experience of pain