Quiz Questions Over Sensation And Perception

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Quiz Questions Over Sensation And Perception

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  • 1. 
    Low Pitch sounds are to high pitch sounds as ______ are to __________
    • A. 

      Red colors : Blue colors

    • B. 

      Green colors : Yellow colors

    • C. 

      Yellow colors: Blue colors

    • D. 

      Blue Colors : Orange colors

  • 2. 
    What are the steps of how light hits the eye
    • A. 

      Rods and cones, bipolar, optic nerve, ganglion cells, and visual cortex

    • B. 

      Rods and cones, bipolar cells, ganglion cells, visual cortex, and optic nerve

    • C. 

      Rods and cones, bipolar, ganglion cells, optic nerve, and visual cortex

    • D. 

      Optic nerve, ganglion cells, rods and cones, visual cortex, and bipolar

  • 3. 
    Brightness is to light as _____ is to sound
    • A. 

      Loud

    • B. 

      Hearing

    • C. 

      Ear drum

    • D. 

      Ear

  • 4. 
    What are the four receptors in your skin?
    • A. 

      Hot, cold, pressure, touch

    • B. 

      Warmth, cold, pressure, pain

    • C. 

      Hot, cold, touch, pain

    • D. 

      Pain, cold, touch, pressure

  • 5. 
    Patients negetive expectations about the outcome of a surgical procedure can increase their postoperative experience of pain. This best illustrates the importance of:
    • A. 

      Top-down processing

    • B. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • C. 

      Difference threasholds

    • D. 

      Accomodation

    • E. 

      Transduction

  • 6. 
    News about the supposed effects of breifly presented messages on moviegoers consumption of popcorn and coca-cola involved false claims regarding:
    • A. 

      Subliminal Stimulation

    • B. 

      Parallel processing

    • C. 

      Sensory interaction

    • D. 

      Kinesthesis

    • E. 

      Difference thresholds

  • 7. 
    Mrs. acheube is just beginning to experience sensorineural hearing loss. She is likely to have the greated difficulty hearing sounds of ______ frequency and  ________ amplitude.
    • A. 

      High; low

    • B. 

      High; high

    • C. 

      Low; low

    • D. 

      Low; high

  • 8. 
    Sensations is to ________ as perception is to __________
    • A. 

      Reconizing a stimulus; interpreting a stimulus

    • B. 

      Seeing; hearing

    • C. 

      Detecting a stimulus; recongnizing a stimulus

    • D. 

      Interpreting a stimulus; detecting a stimulus

  • 9. 
    Cones are to vision as ____ is to audition
    • A. 

      Semicircular canals

    • B. 

      Oval windows

    • C. 

      Hair cells

    • D. 

      Cochleas

    • E. 

      Eardrums

  • 10. 
    Current research on sensory restriction indicates that:
    • A. 

      Two days of sensory monotony typically results in a person experiencing dramatic hallucinations

    • B. 

      Sensory monotony makes people less sensative to new and changing sensory inputs

    • C. 

      A day or two of sensory monotony makes people highly vulnerable to brainwashing

    • D. 

      A day of sensory monotony can reduce stress and facilitate self -control

  • 11. 
    Assuming that the visual systems of humas and other mammals function similarly you would expect that the retina of a nocturnal mammal (one active only at night) would contain:
    • A. 

      Mostly rods

    • B. 

      An equal number of rods and cones

    • C. 

      More bipolar cells than an animal only active during the day

    • D. 

      Mostly cones

  • 12. 
    Hearing a sequence of sounds of different pitches is to ______ as recognizing the sound of sequence as familiar melody is to ______________
    • A. 

      Sensation; perception

    • B. 

      The just noticeable difference; accommodation

    • C. 

      Feautre detection; sensory interaction

    • D. 

      Absolute threshold; difference threshold

    • E. 

      Sensory interation; feature detection

  • 13. 
    Rod is to transduction as _________is to accomodation
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Cornea

    • C. 

      Pupil

    • D. 

      Lens

    • E. 

      Cone

  • 14. 
    According to the gate-control theory, a back massage would most likly reduce your physical aches and pains by causing the:
    • A. 

      Deactivation of the pain receptors on the surface of the skin

    • B. 

      Arousal of your autonomic nervous system and the release of adrenaline into your bloodstream

    • C. 

      Release of pain-killing endorphines in your brain

    • D. 

      Activation of specific nerual fibers in your spinal cord

  • 15. 
    Humans experience the longest visible electromagnetic waves as the color ________ and the shortest visible waves as ____
    • A. 

      Black; white

    • B. 

      Red; green

    • C. 

      Red; blue-violet

    • D. 

      Blue; yellow

    • E. 

      Blue-violet; red

  • 16. 
    Which of the following correctly lists the order of structures through which sound travels after entering the ear
    • A. 

      Eardrum, auditory canal, middle ear, cochlea

    • B. 

      Auditory canal, middle ear, eardrum, cochlea

    • C. 

      Auditory canal, ear drum, middle ear, cochlea

    • D. 

      Eardrum, middle ear, cochlea, auditory canal

    • E. 

      Cochlea, ear drum, middle ear, auditory canal

  • 17. 
    The transduction of light energy into nerve impulses takes place in the
    • A. 

      Rods

    • B. 

      Iris

    • C. 

      Lens

    • D. 

      Retina

    • E. 

      Optic nerve

  • 18. 
    Joe Wilson, age 55, has been told by experts that a hearing aid would restore his lost sense of hearing. It is likely that Joe's hearing loss involves problems within the:
    • A. 

      Middle ear

    • B. 

      Basilar membrane

    • C. 

      Auditory nerve

    • D. 

      Inner ear

  • 19. 
    Visual information is processed by _________ before it is processed by _________
    • A. 

      Bipolar cells; rods and cones

    • B. 

      Feature detectors; bipolar cells

    • C. 

      Feature detectors; rods and cones

    • D. 

      The optic nerve; ganglion cells

    • E. 

      Ganglion cells; feature detectors

  • 20. 
    Ms. Shields, a recent stroke victim, cannot consciouslt perceive the large book on the coffee table in front of her. Yet, when urged to identify the book, she correctly reads aloud the printed title on the book cover. Her response best illustrates:
    • A. 

      Sensory adaptation

    • B. 

      Sensory interaction

    • C. 

      Subliminal perception

    • D. 

      The ilusory truth effect

    • E. 

      Blind sight

  • 21. 
    Because serveral rods share a single bipolar cell, rods are less sensitive to ______ than are cones
    • A. 

      Bright light

    • B. 

      Dim light

    • C. 

      Fine detail

    • D. 

      Color

  • 22. 
    The fact that people who are colorblind to red and green may still see yellow is most easily explained by:
    • A. 

      The gate-control theory

    • B. 

      The opponent process theory

    • C. 

      Place theory

    • D. 

      Frequency theory

    • E. 

      The Young-Helmholtz theory

  • 23. 
    Which of the following strategies best illustrates the use of subliminal stimulation?
    • A. 

      A store plays a musical soundtrack in which faint and imperceptible verbal warning against shoplifting is repeated frequently

    • B. 

      The laughter of a studio audience is dubbed into the soundtrack of a televised situation comedy

    • C. 

      An unseen television narrator repeatedly suggest that you are thirsty while a cold drink is visually displayed on the screen

    • D. 

      A radio advertiser repeatedly smacks her lips before biting into a candy bar

  • 24. 
    The receptor of the eye that functions best in dim light is the
    • A. 

      Fovea

    • B. 

      Bipolar cells

    • C. 

      Ganglion cells

    • D. 

      Rod

    • E. 

      Cone

  • 25. 
    The study of perception is primarily concerned with how we:
    • A. 

      Detect sights, sounds and other stimuli

    • B. 

      Sense environmental stimuli

    • C. 

      Interpret sensory stimuli

    • D. 

      Develop snsitivity to illusions

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