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Sensation and Perception // AP Psychology

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  1. A landscape painting shows boats on a lake in the foreground and mountains further away. Of the following, which cue would NOT contribute to your perception that the mountains are further away than the boats in the picture?
  2. The intensity at which a sound becomes audible for a given individual is known as the individual�s:
  3. The place in the retina where the optic nerve exits to the brain is called the
  4. The general function of the bones in the middle ear
  5. The thalamus processes information from all of the following senses EXCEPT
  6. Brain cells that analyze incoming sensory information into lines, angles, shading, and movement are called
  7. Hearing loss caused when the eardrums or ossicles are damaged by disease or injury is called
  8. What sensory organs responsible for balance are also related to motion sickness?
  9. The organ of hearing, where sensitive cells respond to auditory stimuli and produce neural impulses, is known as the
  10. That you do not hear the traffic outside your psychology class because you are engrossed in the lecture is a good example of
  11. Experiments involving infants' perception of 3-D figures, when combined with visual cliff data, suggest that
  12. A cheetah scrambling up a rocky slope in Montana is likely to be perceived as a mountain lion because
  13. The most complex and highly developed sense for humans is
  14. The sense of smell is adaptive in that
  15. If a new pain medication is tested against a placebo and both the experimental ad the control groups experience the same benefits, the new pain medication could be said to be
  16. The concept of ________ explains why a shirt looks the same shade of orange when it looks darker in dim light or brighter while outside on a sunny day.
  17. The fovea
  18. The blind spot refers to the region of the eye at which the _________ exit the eye.
  19. Seeing a face is to sensation as recognizing a friend�s face is to _________.
  20. The process by which sensory receptors produce neural impulses which are then sent to the brain
  21. The receptors for body position and movement are located
  22. Robbie is has been sitting in a hot tub for 30 minutes. He emerges and immediately jumps into the nearby pool. Robbie screams because he feels that the pool water is freezing. What phenomenon has caused Robbie�s surprise?
  23. The _________ refers to the smallest amount of physical energy needed to produce a sensory experience.
  24. When you walk through the cafeteria at lunch, you see many people seated at tables you perceive those individuals who are sitting near each other as being friends with one another. You are demonstrating which of the following?
  25. The field of study that predicts when parents of newborns hear their children crying but siblings sleep through the night would be:
  26. Place the following in the correct order concerning how a message travels through the ear:
  27. If you are listening to music backwards in the hopes of hearing an interesting message (there is little evidence that you will have any luck) and you hear nothing until a friend suggests that he hears something. Once he suggests that the song played backwards says, �get the slippers� you also hear it. Your friend has created
  28. ________ is heavily influenced by an individual�s expectations.
  29. The eyes have two distinct types of photoreceptor: the rods, which which detect ________, and the cones, which detect _________
  30. Whether a sound has a high or low ________ refers to the frequency of the sound.
  31. The visual cortex is located within the
  32. All summer Thomas hears the sound of the ice cream truck approaching before his brother Oscar hears it. Thomas most likely has which of the following?
  33. The longer an individual is exposed to a strong odor, the less aware of the odor the individual becomes. This phenomenon is known as sensory
  34. Which of the following is the correct sequence of anatomical structures through which an auditory stimulus passes before it is perceived as sound?
  35. The frequency of light waves determines the: