Psych 1 Chapter 5 Key Terms

Psych 1 Chapter 5 - Psych 1 Chapter 5 Key Terms Term absolute threshold accommodation Definition The minimum intensity of stimulation that must

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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. cocktail party phenomenon
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 001 taught by Professor Multipleprofs during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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Psych 1 Chapter 5 - Psych 1 Chapter 5 Key Terms Term absolute threshold accommodation Definition The minimum intensity of stimulation that must

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