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Psych 1 Chapter 5 Key Terms

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Psych 1 Chapter 5 Key Terms Term Definition absolute threshold The minimum intensity of stimulation that must occur before one can experience a sensation. accommodation A process by which muscles change the shape of the lens by flattening it to focus on distant objects or by thickening it to focus on closer objects. additive color mixing A way to produce a given spectral pattern in which different wavelengths of lights are mixed. The percept is determined by the interaction of these wavelengths with receptors in the eye and is a psychological process. binocular depth cues Cues of depth perception that arise from the fact that people have two eyes. binocular disparity A cue of depth perception that is caused by the distance between a person's eyes. bottom-up processing A hierarchical model of pattern recognition in which data are relayed from one processing level to the next, always moving to a higher level of processing. cochlea (inner ear) A fluid-filled tube that curls into a snail-like shape. The cochlea contains the basilar membrane, which in turn contains auditory receptor cells called hair cells. These transduce the mechanical energy of the sound wave into neural impulses.
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