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Sensation and Perception // AP Psychology

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  1. The theory that best accounts for the experience of pain is the:
  2. Which sense is LEAST involved in enabling you to maintain your balance when you stand on one foot:
  3. The intensity at which a sound becomes audible for a given individual is known as the individual�s:
  4. If Carmelita stares at a red spot for one minute and then shifts her gaze to a white piece of paper, she is likely to experience an afterimage that is
  5. The place in the retina where the optic nerve exits to the brain is called the
  6. Gustatory receptors are sensitive to all of the following taste qualities EXCEPT
  7. When struck by light energy, cones and rods in the retina generate neural signals that then activate the
  8. A researcher presents two lights of varying brightness to a subject who is asked to respond "same" or "different" by comparing their intensities. The researcher is seeking the
  9. Brain cells that analyze incoming sensory information into lines, angles, shading, and movement are called
  10. Frequency is to __________ as amplitude is to __________.
  11. The __________ theory explains that hearing high or low tones depends upon which area of the cochlea is most strongly stimulated.
  12. The conversion of electromagnetic energy into a neural impulse involves
  13. The three small bones of the middle ear are called the
  14. Closure, nearness, similarity, and continuation are categories of
  15. The tendency to fill in gaps in the perception of a figure is called
  16. The analysis of information starting with features and building into a complete perception is known as
  17. This is a field of study where people study the circumstances in which people are likely to detect weak signals.
  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 fovea
  20. Loudness is determined by sound
  21. Seeing a face is to sensation as recognizing a friend�s face is to _________.
  22. The process by which sensory receptors produce neural impulses which are then sent to the brain
  23. �The whole is more than the sum of its parts� is a statement reflecting
  24. When considering how a message travels from its inception to its evaluation, select which of the following places the processes involved in the correct order.
  25. The eyes have two distinct types of photoreceptor: the rods, which which detect ________, and the cones, which detect _________
  26. Whether a sound has a high or low ________ refers to the frequency of the sound.
  27. A person with damage to the _______ would be clumsy and uncoordinated.
  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. In vision, transduction occurs within the
  30. After staring at a green, black, and orange 'American flag' for about a minute, an individual will see a red, white, and blue flag afterimage. Which of the following explains this phenomenon?
  31. People who are color blind most likely have deficiencies in their
  32. Which of the following is a possible reason why cats can see better at night than can humans?
  33. The psychological effects of alcohol are powerfully influenced by the user�s
  34. The minimum intensity at which a stimulus can be detected at least 50 percent of the time is:
  35. Which of the following is the correct sequence of anatomical structures through which an auditory stimulus passes before it is perceived as sound?