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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 of 15 The key is at the very end. Everybody received credit for questions 2, 18, 19, 22, 26, 36, 70, 72. Note that this does NOT mean 8 points added on average, because ap- proximately 50% of students answered these questions correctly. So on average, this boosts your score approximately 4 points (out of 75%). ____ 1. Perception is fundamentally ambiguous. What best describes why? a. the image of an object on your retina could reflect real objects with an infinite range of possible shapes. b. different cones are connected to the same bipolar cell. c. false alarms and misses can both occur in an experiment. d. the blind spot always hides something that we cannot see. ____ 2. Some computer scientists have argued that our brains would be much more efficient at information processing if they relied on electrical as opposed to chemical conduction. Each of the following supports this argument EXCEPT: a. Electrical signals remains constant in strenght as they travel b. Electrical conduction is significantly faster c. Action potentials are stronger than electrical conduction d. Myelin insulation is just as easy with electrical conduction ____ 3. Let’s say we scan the brains of 200 chronically depressed patients and 200 controls, and find that the amygdala is smaller in the patients, what can we conclude? a. that amygdala damage results from depression b. that the control patients are probably older c. that the amygdala is very likely the cause of depression d. that there is a correlation between amygdala size and depression ____ 4. Getting paid $20 for every 25 flyers that you put up would mean that you are on a; a. fixed ratio schedule b. fixed interval schedule c. continuous reinforcement schedule d. variable ratio schedule e. variable interval schedule ____ 5. Alison has a strong fear of public speaking. Every time she has to make a presentation in class, she imagines that everyone can see how awkward she is, and this makes her feel incredibly anxious. She decides to visit a therapist, whose treatment plan involves helping Alison to test the validity of her belief that all her peers see her as awkward. This treatment approach is most consistent with which form of psychotherapy: a. Psychodynamic therapy b. Humanistic therapy Page 2 of 15 c. Behavioral therapy d. Cognitive therapy ____ 6. To say that language is productive is another way to say that: a. we are able to memorize a huge amount of verbal concepts b. Fluency is quite important in the study of language c. it is possible to say something that nobody ever said before d. Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas have to work together ____ 7. The case study of Phineas Gage and similar patients can be used to illustrate which important concept: a. Emotions play a critical role in making good long-term decisions b. The hippocampus is involved in the formation of new long-term memories c. Frontal lobe damage can significantly alter performance on an IQ test d. Personality is largely hereditary e. It is easy to recover from frontal lobe damage. e....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Guliver during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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