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Sensation and Perception // AP Psychology

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  1. Neural impulses go directly to the cortex without passing through the thalamus from receptors in the sense of:
  2. A person with sight in only one eye lacks which of the following visual cues for seeing in depth?
  3. The coiled tube in the inner ear that contains the auditory receptors is called the
  4. Climbing an irregular set of stairs is more difficult for an individual who wears a patch over one eye primarily because
  5. The general function of the bones in the middle ear
  6. When a pair of lights flashing in quick succession seems to an observer to be one light moving from place to place, it is referred to as
  7. When struck by light energy, cones and rods in the retina generate neural signals that then activate the
  8. Brain cells that analyze incoming sensory information into lines, angles, shading, and movement are called
  9. Frequency is to __________ as amplitude is to __________.
  10. Hearing loss caused when the eardrums or ossicles are damaged by disease or injury is called
  11. The organ of hearing, where sensitive cells respond to auditory stimuli and produce neural impulses, is known as the
  12. The part of the eye where the optic nerve leaves the eye is called the
  13. The cones of the retina
  14. Experiments involving infants' perception of 3-D figures, when combined with visual cliff data, suggest that
  15. A cheetah scrambling up a rocky slope in Montana is likely to be perceived as a mountain lion because
  16. The most complex and highly developed sense for humans is
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. The blind spot refers to the region of the eye at which the _________ exit the eye.
  20. Loudness is determined by sound
  21. As a bird flies towards you, you do not perceive it as growing larger. This is primarily due to
  22. The _________ refers to the smallest amount of physical energy needed to produce a sensory experience.
  23. 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?
  24. Which of the following would involve sensory adaptation?
  25. 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
  26. Auditory signals are processed in the
  27. Which of the following is NOT a monocular cue for depth perception?
  28. Elana can hear the radio even at a much lower setting than her mother. At a given setting Elana can detect that there is music playing about half of the time. At the same setting, her mother cannot hear anything. Elana could be said to have a _______ _______ than he mother.
  29. The visual cliff created by Gibson and Walk was designed to test infants on
  30. Gestalt psychology is concerned primarily with understanding which of the following?
  31. In vision, transduction occurs within the
  32. The psychological effects of alcohol are powerfully influenced by the user�s
  33. The minimum intensity at which a stimulus can be detected at least 50 percent of the time is:
  34. Which of the following is NOT a Gestalt principle of perceptual organization?
  35. Which of the following is the correct sequence of anatomical structures through which an auditory stimulus passes before it is perceived as sound?