Psychology Trivia Facts And Questions On Sensation And Perception! Quiz

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Psychology Trivia Facts And Questions On Sensation And Perception! Quiz

Below are Psychology Trivia Facts and Questions on Sensation and Perception. Sensations are as a result of one using one or more of the five senses so as to derive meaning from our environment and make sense of the sensations. Take up this quiz and get to see what you know about the psychological facts surrounding the study. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A person who hears musical notes in specific colors is a(n): 
    • A. 

      Synesthete.

    • B. 

      Kinetic perceptor.

    • C. 

      Easily hypnotizable individual.

    • D. 

      Drug addict.

  • 2. 
    The researcher who developed an approach to measuring sensation and perception called psychophysics was: 
    • A. 

      Wilhelm Wundt.

    • B. 

      Ernst Weber.

    • C. 

      Gustav Fechner.

    • D. 

      Edward Titchener.

  • 3. 
    A statistic that gives a relatively pure measure of the observer's sensitivity or ability to detect signals based on the relative proportion of hits to misses and the group is known as:
    • A. 

      B-prime

    • B. 

      C-prime.

    • C. 

      D-prime.

    • D. 

      E-prime.

  • 4. 
    All sensory modalities depend on the process of __________________, which converts physical signals from the environment into neural signals that are carried to the brain. 
    • A. 

      Transduction

    • B. 

      Psychophysics

    • C. 

      Signal detection

    • D. 

      Sensory adaptation

  • 5. 
    The eye contains ___________________rods than cones. 
    • A. 

      A few less

    • B. 

      A few more

    • C. 

      Many less

    • D. 

      Many more

  • 6. 
    Light initially passes through the _____________and ______________of the eye before visual information progresses to the brain. 
    • A. 

      Cornea; pupil

    • B. 

      Retina; lateral geniculate nucleus

    • C. 

      Pupil; optic nerve

    • D. 

      Cornea; lateral geniculate nucleus

  • 7. 
    The ____________________is the brain pathway that enables us to identify the location and motion of an object.
    • A. 

      Ventral stream

    • B. 

      Dorsal stream

    • C. 

      Retinal ganglion

    • D. 

      Visual cortex

  • 8. 
    What is the name for the problem of how the brain links together all the different visual features together?
    • A. 

      The disintegration problem

    • B. 

      The binding problem

    • C. 

      The bonding problem

    • D. 

      The illusory problem

  • 9. 
    When a participant misreports the colour of a letter presented along with other letters, what kind of error might they have made?
    • A. 

      A feature error

    • B. 

      A perceptual constancy error

    • C. 

      An illusory conjunction error

    • D. 

      Colour blindness

  • 10. 
    Similarity, a perceptual organizational principle, helps us: 
    • A. 

      Identify images on the television.

    • B. 

      Distinguish between figure and ground.

    • C. 

      Sort our socks into blue and brown piles.

    • D. 

      Recognize our favorite restaurant.

  • 11. 
    Researchers have proposed two broad explanations of object recognition: parts-based object recognition theories and: 
    • A. 

      Image-based recognition theories.

    • B. 

      Mental representation theories.

    • C. 

      Pattern recognition theories.

  • 12. 
    Which region of the brain is particularly active during face processing?
    • A. 

      Prefrontal cortex

    • B. 

      Fusfiform gyrus

    • C. 

      Auditory cortex

    • D. 

      Basal ganglia

  • 13. 
    Railway tracks seem to converge in the distance, an example of the monocular cue known as:
    • A. 

      Linear perspective.

    • B. 

      Interposition.

    • C. 

      Retinal disparity.

    • D. 

      Texture gradient.

  • 14. 
    After staring at a waterfall for several minutes, you may seem to see the nearby rocks and trees move upward; you are experiencing:
    • A. 

      Motion perception that depends in part on opponent processes.

    • B. 

      Perceptual hypnotism.

    • C. 

      The effect of motion parallax.

    • D. 

      Retinal disparity.

  • 15. 
    Amplitude is to our perception of loudness as__________________ is to our perception of pitch.
    • A. 

      Timbre

    • B. 

      Sound wave length

    • C. 

      Complexity

    • D. 

      Sound wave frequency

  • 16. 
    The hammer, anvil, and stirrup are tiny bones called_______________ that are located in the middle ear. 
    • A. 

      Ossicles

    • B. 

      Cochleas

    • C. 

      Basilars

    • D. 

      Auditory transducers

  • 17. 
    Smell occurs when molecules enter the nose, and taste occurs when molecules: 
    • A. 

      Respond to a taste sensation.

    • B. 

      Are dissolved in saliva.

    • C. 

      Combine with smell.

    • D. 

      Combine with pheromones.

  • 18. 
    A rapid movement of the eyes to a peripheral target is known as:
    • A. 

      Relocation.

    • B. 

      Realignment.

    • C. 

      Visual orienting.

    • D. 

      Orientation.

  • 19. 
    The illusion that the source of a sound is located where a visual event occurs is known as:
    • A. 

      The ventriloquist effect.

    • B. 

      The dummy effect.

    • C. 

      The telepathy effect.

    • D. 

      The contortionist effect.

  • 20. 
    Multisensory integration occurs when vision and sound signals are:
    • A. 

      Calibrated.

    • B. 

      Enhanced.

    • C. 

      Desynchronized.

    • D. 

      Synchronized.