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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. The intensity at which a sound becomes audible for a given individual is known as the individual�s:
  3. The change in the curvature of the lens that enables the eye to focus on objects at various distances is called
  4. The place in the retina where the optic nerve exits to the brain is called the
  5. The function of the lens is to
  6. 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
  7. Which would represent the greatest loss to a professional wine taster or chef?
  8. Hearing loss caused when the eardrums or ossicles are damaged by disease or injury is called
  9. What sensory organs responsible for balance are also related to motion sickness?
  10. The __________ theory explains that hearing high or low tones depends upon which area of the cochlea is most strongly stimulated.
  11. Humans respond to different wavelengths of light by experiencing differing
  12. That you do not hear the traffic outside your psychology class because you are engrossed in the lecture is a good example of
  13. _________ are specialized cells dedicated to the detection of specific stimuli such as length, color, and boundaries.
  14. The sense of smell is adaptive in that
  15. This is a field of study where people study the circumstances in which people are likely to detect weak signals.
  16. When you look at a green, yellow and black flag for one minute and then look at a neutral surface and see a red, white and blue flag, you are experiencing a
  17. 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.
  18. Fred is a basketball player, his ________ will provide him with information regarding his body position and where he is on the court at any given time.
  19. The blind spot refers to the region of the eye at which the _________ exit the eye.
  20. A person who has the most common form of color blindness will probably have the hardest time distinguishing between
  21. If you are able to taste one teaspoon of salt in a bucketful of hot buttered popcorn, this amount is above your
  22. The field of study that predicts when parents of newborns hear their children crying but siblings sleep through the night would be:
  23. The fact that the great smell of baked goods is more powerful when you first enter a bakery that when you have been there for awhile is because of
  24. Visual transduction occurs within the
  25. ________ is heavily influenced by an individual�s expectations.
  26. Which of the following is NOT a monocular cue for depth perception?
  27. Jason is attending a parade that features the local high school band. Jason�s friend Brent plays the trombone in the band. It is difficult for Jason to hear Brent play at the parade. Which of the following would best allow Jason to hear Brent�s trombone?
  28. Gestalt psychology is concerned primarily with understanding which of the following?
  29. 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?
  30. People who are color blind most likely have deficiencies in their
  31. 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
  32. The ability to choose specific stimuli to learn about, while filtering out or ignoring other information, is called
  33. The human vestibular sense is most closely associated with the
  34. When Jason practices the drums, he tends not to hear the phone. Today he is expecting a call from a record producer and answers the phone each time it rings even when he is practicing the drums. Which of the following explains why Jason hears the phone today?
  35. Which of the following is the correct sequence of anatomical structures through which an auditory stimulus passes before it is perceived as sound?