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  • 1. 
    Weber's law is relevant to an understanding of:
    • A. 

      Absolute thresholds

    • B. 

      Difference thresholds

    • C. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • D. 

      Sensory interaction

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The amplitude of electromagnetic waves determines the ______ of light.
    • A. 

      Absolute threshold

    • B. 

      Brightness

    • C. 

      Hue

    • D. 

      Difference threshold

    • E. 

      Wavelength

  • 3. 
    The process by which the lens changes shape so as to focus the image of an object on the retina is called
    • A. 

      Adaptation

    • B. 

      Accommodation

    • C. 

      Convergence

    • D. 

      Feature detectors

  • 4. 
    Ganglion cells converge to form
    • A. 

      The basilar membrane

    • B. 

      Bipolar cells

    • C. 

      Auditory nerves

    • D. 

      The optic nerve

  • 5. 
    Experiencing a green afterimage of a red object is most easily explained by:
    • A. 

      The opponent process theory

    • B. 

      The gate control theory

    • C. 

      Weber's law

    • D. 

      The Young-Helmholz theory

  • 6. 
    Robbie has been sitting in the hot tub for 30 minutes.  He emerges and immediately jumps into the pool nearby.  Robbie screams because the pool water is "freezing."  What phenomenon has caused Robbie's surprise?
    • A. 

      Sensory overload

    • B. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • C. 

      Sensory deprivation

    • D. 

      Transduction

    • E. 

      Absolute threshold

  • 7. 
    The __________ refers to the smallest amount of physical energy needed to produce a sensory experience.
    • A. 

      Difference threshold

    • B. 

      Signal detection

    • C. 

      Absolute threshold

    • D. 

      Equilibrium constant

    • E. 

      Transduction threshold

  • 8. 
    The principle that predicts that parents of newborns will hear their children crying while siblings sleep through the night is known as
    • A. 

      Weber's Law

    • B. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • C. 

      Absolute threshold

    • D. 

      Signal detection theory

    • E. 

      Difference threshold

  • 9. 
    Rods are photoreceptors that allow us to perceive _____, while cones allow us to see _____.
    • A. 

      A bag of jellybeans; our way to the bathroom at night

    • B. 

      A glass of grape Kool-Aid; shades of grey in the evening

    • C. 

      Both will allow us to see anything

    • D. 

      The stars at night; a yellow car during the day

    • E. 

      A small butterfly; a rainbow

  • 10. 
    The blind spot refers to the region of the eye at which the ____ exit(s) the eye.
    • A. 

      Blood vessels

    • B. 

      Cones

    • C. 

      Optic nerve

    • D. 

      Retina

    • E. 

      Bipolar cells

  • 11. 
    A person who has the most common form of color blindness will have trouble telling the difference between
    • A. 

      Red and green

    • B. 

      Yellow and blue

    • C. 

      Tan and pink

    • D. 

      Blue and green

    • E. 

      Orange and red

  • 12. 
    What is the process called in which one form of energy is changed into another. In sensation, the transforming of stimulus energies, such as touch and smells, into neural impulses our brain can interpret?
    • A. 

      Priming

    • B. 

      Transduction

    • C. 

      Sensation

    • D. 

      Sensory Adaption

  • 13. 
    If i am testing your sound absolute threshold what percentage of the time must you hear the minimum stimulus in order for the absolute threshold to have been found?
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      100%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      50%

  • 14. 
    I have just walked into a very smelly house. After a while I do not notice the smell as bad or at all. What process makes this possible?
    • A. 

      Sensory Deafness

    • B. 

      Sensory Adaptation

    • C. 

      Sensory Overload

    • D. 

      Motor Fixing

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the eye?
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Pupil

    • C. 

      Retina

    • D. 

      Stapes

    • E. 

      Cornea

  • 16. 
    What part of the eye is responsible for transduction of the visual stimulis
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Retina

    • C. 

      Cornea

    • D. 

      Lens

  • 17. 
    Which of the below function better during the day and help us to focus better on objects?
    • A. 

      Rods

    • B. 

      Cones

    • C. 

      Iris

    • D. 

      Cornea

  • 18. 
    Your rods would be most helpful if you were:
    • A. 

      Night fishing

    • B. 

      Enjoying a daytime stroll on the beach

    • C. 

      Playing cards at a casino

    • D. 

      Sleeping

  • 19. 
    Parallel Processing is the ability of the brain to process many aspects of a problem or visual scene at the same time? Such as Color, Motion, Form and Depth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Sensation is to _______ as perception is to __________.
    • A. 

      Recognizing a stimulus; interpreting a stimulus

    • B. 

      Seeing; hearing

    • C. 

      Detecting a stimulus; recognizing a stimulus

    • D. 

      Interpreting a stimulus; detecting a stimulus

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