The Science of Psychology

Psychology

Quiz 4 :
Sensation and Perception

Quiz 4 :
Sensation and Perception

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The process of receiving stimulus energy from the environment and transforming it into neural energy is called _____.
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Jack sees a sleek object with four wheels and four doors on the street and recognizes that it is a car.This process of interpreting what he sees as a car is called _____.
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In psychology,the process of organizing and interpreting incoming sensory information is called _____.
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Every day,one sees,hears,smells,tastes,and feels stimuli from the outside world.The process of collecting this data about the world is referred to as _____.
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Lionel steps on a jellyfish as he walks barefoot on the beach.At the moment of contact,the physical pain he experiences most accurately exemplifies _____.
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Rachel is walking in the woods and feels a sudden pain in the back of her neck.Due to the nature of the pain she recognizes that she has been stung by a bee.In this scenario,which of the following processes has most likely helped her identify the source of her pain?
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In the context of perception,_____ processing involves starting with a sense of what is happening and then applying that framework to incoming information from the world.
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In the context of perception,bottom-up processing involves analysis that begins with:
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Which of the following scenarios illustrates top-down processing in sensation and perception?
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Mrs.Robinson shows her students different fruits every day.At the end of the month,she tests the children by showing them pictures of the same fruits to see if the children are able to recognize them.The children are able to accurately recall the names of all the fruits.Which of the following processes is specifically involved in the children's successful recall?
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A teacher uses pictures of animals to help her students identify those animals.The children look at each picture and then say the name of the animal in the picture out loud.This method of learning is most reflective of _____ processing.
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Which of the following correctly differentiates between top-down processing and bottom-up processing?
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Four-year-old Jimmy is reading for the first time.He is paying no attention to the meaning of the words because he is busy trying to say the words out loud by placing the letters together.In this scenario,Jimmy is primarily using _____ processing.
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_____ is a very subjective interpretation of information received from the sense organs.
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In the context of sensation and perception,specialized cells that detect stimulus information and transmit it to afferent nerves and the brain are called _____.
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_____ are the openings through which the brain and nervous system experience the world.
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In the context of sensory receptors,the intensity of the stimulus is communicated to the brain by varying the _____ of the action potential sent to the brain.
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Which of the following sensory processes is most activated when a person is listening to a song?
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Which of the following receptors is most activated when a person is watching a silent movie?
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In the context of sensation and perception,the detection of pressure by sensory receptors is called _____.
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