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Presenting to you this Sensation and perception psychology quiz. The sensation is related to the process of sensing our environment through touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell. In comparison, perception is how we interpret these sensations and make sense of everything around us. Understanding these two concepts is important in psychology. Test out how well you understand it by taking the test below in preparation for the exam focusing on basic entry-level sensory and perception.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Transduction
    Explanation
    Transduction is the process in which one form of energy is converted into another. In the context of sensation, it refers to the conversion of stimulus energies, such as touch and smells, into neural impulses that can be interpreted by the brain. This process allows sensory information to be transmitted from the sensory receptors to the brain, where it can be perceived and understood.

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  • 2. 

    If I am testing your absolute sound 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%

    Correct Answer
    D. 50%
    Explanation
    To find the absolute threshold for sound, it is necessary for the individual to hear the minimum stimulus at least 50% of the time. This means that if the stimulus is presented multiple times, the person should be able to detect it in at least half of the trials. This percentage indicates that the individual's hearing sensitivity is at a level where they can reliably perceive the minimum sound stimulus.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Sensory Adaptation
    Explanation
    Sensory adaptation is the process that makes it possible for us to not notice a smell after being exposed to it for a while. Our sensory receptors become less responsive to the constant stimulus, causing us to become less aware of the smell over time. This adaptation allows us to focus on new or changing stimuli instead of being overwhelmed by constant sensory input.

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  • 4. 

    If a stimulus is below the absolute threshold, it is said to be?

    • A.

      Sublingual

    • B.

      Not of importance

    • C.

      Subliminal

    • D.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    C. Subliminal
    Explanation
    If a stimulus is below the absolute threshold, it is said to be subliminal. Subliminal stimuli are those that are presented below the level of conscious awareness, meaning that they are not consciously perceived by the individual. These stimuli can still have an effect on behavior and cognition, even though the person is not consciously aware of them.

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  • 5. 

    The difference threshold is?

    • A.

      The difference between the two stimuli.

    • B.

      The difference between two stimuli required for detection 50% of the time.

    • C.

      The difference between two stimuli required for detection 25% of the time.

    • D.

      There is no such term.

    Correct Answer
    B. The difference between two stimuli required for detection 50% of the time.
    Explanation
    The difference threshold refers to the minimum difference between two stimuli that is required for an individual to detect the difference 50% of the time. This means that if the difference between two stimuli is below the difference threshold, it is likely to go unnoticed. The concept of the difference threshold is important in understanding how our senses perceive and discriminate between different stimuli.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is NOT part of the eye?

    • A.

      Iris

    • B.

      Pupil

    • C.

      Retina

    • D.

      Stapes

    • E.

      Cornea

    Correct Answer
    D. Stapes
    Explanation
    The stapes is not part of the eye. It is actually one of the three tiny bones in the middle ear, known as the ossicles. The iris, pupil, retina, and cornea are all structures that are found within the eye. The iris is the colored part of the eye, the pupil is the opening that allows light to enter the eye, the retina is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye, and the cornea is the clear outer layer that covers the front of the eye.

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  • 7. 

    What part of the eye is responsible for the transduction of the visual stimuli?

    • A.

      Iris

    • B.

      Retina

    • C.

      Cornea

    • D.

      Lens

    Correct Answer
    B. Retina
    Explanation
    The retina is responsible for the transduction of visual stimuli. It is a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that contains specialized cells called photoreceptors. These photoreceptors, known as rods and cones, convert light energy into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain as visual images. The retina plays a crucial role in the initial processing of visual information before it is transmitted to the brain for further interpretation.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following auditory components is not located in the middle ear?

    • A.

      Stapes

    • B.

      Ear Drum

    • C.

      Auditory Canal

    • D.

      Incus

    Correct Answer
    C. Auditory Canal
    Explanation
    The auditory canal is not located in the middle ear. The middle ear consists of the three smallest bones in the human body, namely the stapes, incus, and malleus, which are responsible for transmitting sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear. The auditory canal, on the other hand, is a tube-like structure that connects the outer ear to the middle ear and helps to amplify and direct sound waves towards the eardrum.

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  • 9. 

    Webers law is based on a fixed minimum __________ when figuring the JND of a stimulus, regardless of the stimuli.

    • A.

      Percentage

    • B.

      Proportion

    • C.

      Factor

    • D.

      Denominator

    Correct Answer
    B. Proportion
    Explanation
    Weber's law states that the just noticeable difference (JND) of a stimulus is based on a fixed proportion, rather than a fixed amount. This means that the JND is a constant ratio or proportion of the original stimulus, regardless of the magnitude of the stimuli. Therefore, the correct answer is "Proportion."

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  • 10. 

    The process by which our brains organize and interpret sensory information, sorting it into useful information is?

    • A.

      Sensation

    • B.

      Perception

    • C.

      Subliminal

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Perception
    Explanation
    Perception refers to the process by which our brains organize and interpret sensory information, sorting it into useful information. It involves the interpretation and understanding of the stimuli received through our senses, such as sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. This process allows us to make sense of the world around us and form meaningful perceptions and experiences. Sensation, on the other hand, refers to the initial detection and transmission of sensory information to the brain. Subliminal refers to stimuli that are below the threshold of conscious awareness. Therefore, the correct answer is Perception.

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  • 11. 

    In dealing with light, the wavelength's amplitude determines the:

    • A.

      Hue (color)

    • B.

      Brightness (intensity)

    Correct Answer
    B. Brightness (intensity)
    Explanation
    The amplitude of a light wave refers to the height or intensity of the wave. In the context of light, the amplitude determines the brightness or intensity of the light. A higher amplitude corresponds to a brighter light, while a lower amplitude corresponds to a dimmer light. Therefore, the correct answer is brightness (intensity).

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Cones
    Explanation
    Cones are responsible for color vision and visual acuity in bright light conditions. They are most active during the day and help us to focus better on objects. Rods, on the other hand, are responsible for vision in low light conditions but do not provide sharp focus or color vision. The iris is the colored part of the eye that controls the size of the pupil and regulates the amount of light entering the eye. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that helps to focus light onto the retina.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Night fishing
    Explanation
    The given question asks which activity the rods would be most helpful for. The correct answer is "Night fishing." This is because fishing at night requires specialized equipment, such as glow-in-the-dark lures and lights to attract fish. Fishing rods are essential tools for casting and reeling in fish, making them particularly useful for night fishing when visibility is limited.

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  • 14. 

    Which touch reception has its own identifiable receptors?

    • A.

      Pain

    • B.

      Cold

    • C.

      Hot

    • D.

      Pressure

    Correct Answer
    D. Pressure
    Explanation
    Pressure touch reception has its own identifiable receptors. These receptors, called mechanoreceptors, are specialized nerve endings that respond to mechanical pressure or distortion of the skin. They are responsible for detecting and transmitting information about pressure and touch sensations to the brain. Other types of touch, such as pain, cold, and hot, are detected by different types of receptors.

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  • 15. 

    The system for sensing the position and movement of individual body parts is?

    • A.

      Kinesthesis

    • B.

      Sensory Interaction

    • C.

      Balance

    • D.

      Standard Balance System

    Correct Answer
    A. Kinesthesis
    Explanation
    Kinesthesis refers to the body's ability to sense the position and movement of individual body parts. It involves receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints that send signals to the brain, allowing us to have a sense of our body's position and movement without relying on vision. This sense is crucial for coordinating movements, maintaining balance, and performing tasks that require fine motor skills. Sensory interaction refers to the way different senses work together to create a complete perception of the world, balance refers to the ability to maintain an upright posture, and standard balance system is not a recognized term in the context of the question.

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  • 16. 

    The taste buds and the olfactory receptor cells often work together to determine taste and smell, respectively. This is called?

    • A.

      Sensory Doubling

    • B.

      Sensory Interaction

    • C.

      Sensory Parting

    • D.

      Sensory Fusion

    Correct Answer
    B. Sensory Interaction
    Explanation
    The taste buds and olfactory receptor cells often work together to determine taste and smell. This is known as sensory interaction. Sensory interaction refers to the way our senses influence and interact with each other to create a unified perception of our environment. In the case of taste and smell, the combination of signals from the taste buds and olfactory receptors enhances our overall perception of flavors.

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  • 17. 

    Proximity, Continuity, and Closure are all forms of?

    • A.

      Figures

    • B.

      Grounds

    • C.

      Grouping

    • D.

      Figure-Ground

    Correct Answer
    C. Grouping
    Explanation
    Proximity, Continuity, and Closure are all principles of Gestalt psychology that explain how our brain organizes visual information. These principles help us perceive and group elements that are close to each other, that form continuous lines or patterns, and that complete a whole or closure. Therefore, the correct answer is "Grouping."

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  • 18. 

    A binocular cue that allows for depth perception by comparing images from 2 eyeballs or retina is?

    • A.

      Depth Perception

    • B.

      Perceptual Constancy

    • C.

      Color Constancy

    • D.

      Retinal Disparity

    Correct Answer
    D. Retinal Disparity
    Explanation
    Retinal disparity is a binocular cue that allows for depth perception by comparing images from two eyeballs or retinas. Each eye has a slightly different view of the same object, and the brain uses the disparity between these two images to perceive depth. By analyzing the differences in the images received by each eye, the brain can determine the distance and location of objects in the visual field. This cue is particularly effective for objects that are close to the viewer.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following are monocular cues?

    • A.

      Light and Shadow

    • B.

      Linear Perspective

    • C.

      Interposition

    • D.

      Relative Size

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the given options: Light and Shadow, Linear Perspective, Interposition, and Relative Size, are monocular cues. Monocular cues are visual cues that can be perceived with one eye, and they provide depth and distance information to our brain. Light and shadow cues help us perceive the depth and shape of objects based on the way light falls on them. Linear perspective refers to the convergence of parallel lines, which gives the illusion of depth. Interposition occurs when one object overlaps another, indicating that the overlapped object is closer. Relative size is the perception of an object's size based on its relation to other objects.

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  • 20. 

    This is the area in the ear that sound waves/Vibrations get transferred into neuronal impulses-

    • A.

      Ear Drum

    • B.

      Semicircular Canals

    • C.

      Stapes

    • D.

      Cochlea

    Correct Answer
    D. Cochlea
    Explanation
    The cochlea is the correct answer because it is the part of the ear where sound waves or vibrations are converted into neuronal impulses. The cochlea is a spiral-shaped structure filled with fluid and lined with tiny hair cells. When sound waves enter the ear, they cause the fluid in the cochlea to move, which in turn stimulates the hair cells. These hair cells then convert the movement into electrical signals that can be interpreted by the brain as sound. The cochlea plays a crucial role in the process of hearing.

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