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1 .   The minimum amount of energy in a sensory stimulus detected 50 % of the time is called the :
A ) difference threshold .
B ) 
C ) false alarm rate .
D ) miss rate .
Answer:  B )   absolute threshold .
2 .   If a person is using a very strict criterion for a signal - detection task , the false - alarm rate will be _____ , and the miss rate will be _____.
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3 .   According to Weber 's law , if the constant is 1 / 50 , then the difference threshold for a standard stimulus of 100 units would be :
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4 .   Although Henry 's watchband was bothering him when he first put it on , a short while later , he did not even notice he was wearing it . This illustrates :
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5 .   Red wavelengths of light are _____ , and violet wavelengths of light are _____.
A ) long ; long
B ) 
C ) short ; long
D ) short ; short
Answer:  B )   long ; short
6 .   What is the purpose of transduction ?
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7 .   The rods in the retina are responsible for _____ vision , and the cones are responsible for _____ vision .
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8 .   According to the opponent - process theory of color vision , if you stared at a blue circle for a while and then looked at a white surface , you would see a _____ circular afterimage .
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9 .   Transduction of sound waves into neural impulses is performed by the :
A ) eardrum .
B ) oval window .
C ) malleus , incus , and stapes .
D ) 
Answer:  D )   hair cells in the basilar membrane .
10 .   Damage to the hair cells in the cochlea causes _____ deafness , and ___ __ occurs when light waves from distant objects come into focus in front of the retina .
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11 .   The BEST explanation for how we perceive low pitches ( < 500 Hz ) is the _ ____ theory , and the BEST explanation for how we perceive high pitches ( > 5,000 Hz ) is the _____ theory .
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Page 1 1.The minimum amount of energy in a sensory stimulus detected 50% of the time is called the: A) difference threshold. B) absolute threshold. C) false alarm rate. D) miss rate.
2.If a person is using a very strict criterion for a signal-detection task, the false-alarm rate will be _____, and the miss rate will be _____.
3.According to Weber's law, if the constant is 1/50, then the difference threshold for a standard stimulus of 100 units would be:
4.Although Henry's watchband was bothering him when he first put it on, a short while later, he did not even notice he was wearing it. This illustrates:
5.Red wavelengths of light are _____, and violet wavelengths of light are _____. A) long; long B) long; short C) short; long D) short; short

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