Psych - Modules 17-22

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1. 

Normal visual sensation in the absence of complete visual perception is best illustrated by

 

prosopagnosia.

 
2. 

Patients who have negative expectations about the outcome of a surgical procedure may experience increased postoperative pain. This best illustrates the importance of

 

sensory adaptation.

 
3. 

During a hearing test, many sounds were presented at such a low level of intensity that Mr. Antall could hardly detect them. These sounds were below Mr. Antall's

 

absolute threshold.

 
4. 

People's response to subliminal priming indicates that

 

they are capable of processing information without any conscious awareness of doing so.

 
5. 

Subliminally presented stimuli

 

can sometimes be consciously perceived.

 
6. 

The constant quivering movements of our eyes enable us to

 

minimize sensory adaptation.

 
7. 

The amount of light entering the eye is regulated by the

 

iris

 
8. 

The direct link between a single cone and a single ________ preserves the fine details in the cone's message.

 

bipolar cell

 
9. 

People who demonstrate blindsight have most likely suffered damage to their

 

visual cortex.

 
10. 

When most people stare first at a blue circle and then shift their eyes to a white surface, the afterimage of the circle appears

 

yellow.

 
11. 

Although a few keys on the piano were broken, Shana mentally filled in the missing notes of the familiar melodies. This best illustrates the principle of

 

closure.

 
12. 

If you stared at a house as you walked down a street, the trees in front of the house would appear to be moving

 

in the opposite direction as you, and the trees behind the house would appear to be moving in the same direction as you.

 
13. 

Brightness constancy is most clearly facilitated by

 

relative luminance.

 
14. 

Knowing about the effects of the perceived distance of objects on their perceived size helps us to understand

 

the Moon illusion.

 
15. 

The process of transducing air pressure waves into neural messages that the brain interprets as meaningful sound is known as

 

audition

 
16. 

According to place theory, the perception of

 

high-pitched sounds is associated with large vibrations of the basilar membrane closest to the oval window.

 
17. 

A time lag between left and right auditory stimulation is important for accurately

 

locating sounds.

 
18. 

The biopsychosocial approach to pain is likely to emphasize the importance of both

 

top-down and bottom-up processing.

 
19. 

Sense perception cells that project antennalike hairs are located within

 

taste buds.

 
20. 

Which of the following play the biggest role in our feeling dizzy and unbalanced after a thrilling roller coaster ride?

 

semicircular canals

 
21. 

Pleasant memories are most likely to be evoked by exposure to

 

fragrant odors.

 
22. 

The semicircular canals are most directly relevant to

 

the vestibular sense.

 
23. 

Parapsychology refers to the

 

study of phenomena such as ESP and psychokinesis.

 
24. 

The existence of convincing scientific evidence that ESP is possible would pose the greatest challenge to the

 

contemporary scientific understanding of human nature.

 
25. 

The greatest difficulty facing contemporary parapsychology is the

 

lack of a reproducible ESP phenomenon.