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Sensation and Perception // AP Psychology

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  1. Mechanical energy of vibrations is tranduced to the electrochemical energy of neural impulses at the:
  2. Receptors for kinesthesis and the vestibular sense are located in the:
  3. Eleanor Gibson and her colleagues have used the visual cliff to measure an infant�s ability to perceive
  4. The most common form of color blindness is related to deficiencies in the
  5. A person with sight in only one eye lacks which of the following visual cues for seeing in depth?
  6. Gustatory receptors are sensitive to all of the following taste qualities EXCEPT
  7. In psychology, Gestalt principles are used to explain
  8. When struck by light energy, cones and rods in the retina generate neural signals that then activate the
  9. In bright light, the iris __________ and the pupil __________ to control the amount of light entering the eye.
  10. Information processed below the normal level of awareness is called
  11. Hearing loss caused when the eardrums or ossicles are damaged by disease or injury is called
  12. Humans respond to different wavelengths of light by experiencing differing
  13. Melzack and Wall's theory that some pain messages can block other pain messages is called
  14. The fact that we see negative afterimages supports which theory of color vision?
  15. Experiments involving infants' perception of 3-D figures, when combined with visual cliff data, suggest that
  16. If you stand in the middle of a cobblestone street, the street will look coarse near your feet and finer if you look into the distance. This is called
  17. The film Star Wars created illusions of depth by quickly changing images of the sizes of planets and starships using the pictorial depth cue called
  18. _________ are specialized cells dedicated to the detection of specific stimuli such as length, color, and boundaries.
  19. The fovea
  20. The process of _________ is responsible for the conversion of physical energy to neural impulses.
  21. Seeing a face is to sensation as recognizing a friend�s face is to _________.
  22. Place the following in the correct order regarding transmission of a visual stimulus from its arrival at the retina until it travels towards the brain.
  23. 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
  24. ________ is heavily influenced by an individual�s expectations.
  25. We are able to perceive color and fine detail when a visual scene stimulates _________ which are clustered in the _____________
  26. What type of processing takes sensory data into the system through receptors and then sends the data to the brain for analysis of information?
  27. 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.
  28. Sensory information related to the skin senses is processed within the
  29. Your dog has been lost for three days, and you cannot stop thinking about him. When you hear a bark, you assume that it is Fuzzy because of
  30. The sense of taste is known as
  31. Martin fell off his skateboard and badly bruised his elbow. He immediately began rubbing the area around the bruise until the pain subsided. This method of reducing pain can be explained by which of the following?
  32. People who are color blind most likely have deficiencies in their
  33. The human vestibular sense is most closely associated with the
  34. The psychological effects of alcohol are powerfully influenced by the user�s
  35. Which of the following is NOT a Gestalt principle of perceptual organization?