Chapter 4: Sensation and Perception

Question 1 of 10

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Suppose you are looking at a globe of the world. Although the ____________ is a sphere, you'd expect the ____________ to be a circle.

Select one of the following:

  • Distal; absolute

  • Distal; proximal

  • Threshold; distal

  • Proximal; distal

Question 2 of 10

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When you first walked into a room, you were overwhelmed by the smell of someone's perfume. Over time, you become less aware of the smell. This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • A psychometric function.

  • Sensory adaptation.

  • An illusion.

  • Transduction.

Question 3 of 10

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The conversion of one form of physical energy into another is called

Select one of the following:

  • Sensory adaptation.

  • Transduction.

  • Sensory reception.

  • Photoreception.

Question 4 of 10

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If you walk into a room that has very low illumination, your ____________ are likely to contribute more than your ____________ to your visual experience.

Select one of the following:

  • Rods; amacrine cells

  • Horizontal cells; rods

  • Cones; rods

  • Rods; cones

Question 5 of 10

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Which of these pairs does not play a role in opponent-process theory?

Select one of the following:

  • Red vs. green

  • White vs. black

  • Yellow vs. blue

  • Blue vs. green

Question 6 of 10

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In a study of physical and social pain, researchers demonstrated that people's brains responded

Select one of the following:

  • More strongly for physical pain.

  • More strongly for social pain.

  • In the same areas for both types of pain.

  • In different areas for the two types of pain.

Question 7 of 10

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When Shirley walks into a party, she looks around the room to find her husband Paul. This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • Goal-driven attention.

  • Stimulus-driven attention.

  • Temporal integration.

  • Sensory adaptation.

Question 8 of 10

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Tomas owns a ring with a very small gap in it. The law of ____________ explains why most people perceive his ring to be intact.

Select one of the following:

  • Similarity

  • Common fate

  • Good continuation

  • Closure

Question 9 of 10

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While engaging in stimulated driving, Michael had a conversation on a hands-free cell phone. Based on experimental evidence, you predict that Michael

Select one of the following:

  • Would behave differently if he were driving a real car out on the road.

  • Would pay more attention to the visual environment than to his conversation.

  • Failed to attend to objects in the visual environment.

  • Failed to look at objects in the visual environment.

Question 10 of 10

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Just as Chris says, "I love you," a truck sounds its horn. Although the horn covered the l sound in love, Pat still perceives love as intact. This is an example of

Select one of the following:

  • Bottom-up processing.

  • Perceptual constancy.

  • Top-down processing.

  • Good continuation.

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