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UW ID: __________________ 1 John Miyamoto Email: [email protected] http://faculty.washington.edu/jmiyamot/p355/p355-set.htm Psych 355: Cognitive Psychology Winter 2008 Final Examination, Winter 2008 Answer Key Version A 1. Suppose that neuron A provides input to neuron B at a synapse. Neuron A is excitatory with respect to neuron B if: a) neuron B fires whenever neuron A fires. b) neurons A and B tend to fire in synchrony. c) Î increased firing of neuron A produces increased firing of neuron B. d) increased firing of neuron A produces decreased firing of neuron B. 2. Blood flow usually in areas of the brain that are active while performing a cognitive task. a) Î increases b) decreases c) attenuates d) fluctuates 3. From a theoretical standpoint, the biggest difference between behaviorist theories and cognitive theories is: a) Behaviorist theories predict the behavior of rats; cognitive theories predict the behavior of humans. b) Behaviorist theories attempt to explain how learning occurs; cognitive theories attempt to explain how perception, attention, memory, and reasoning occurs. c) Î Behaviorist theories avoid hypotheses about unobservable mental processes; cognitive theories include hypotheses about unobservable mental processes. d) Behaviorist theories are incorrect theories; cognitive theories are correct theories. 4. True or False: The use of event-related potentials (ERPs) to image brain activity is a correlational method (not causal). a) Î True b) False 5. Which of the following best describes the mapping from the left and right eye to the left and right visual cortex? a) The left eye transmits information to the left visual cortex; the right eye transmits information to the right visual cortex. b) The left eye transmits information to the right visual cortex; the right eye transmits information to the left visual cortex. c) The left half of the visual field in both eyes transmits information to the left visual cortex; the right half of the visual field in both eyes transmits information to the right visual cortex. d) Î The left half of the visual field in both eyes transmits information to the right visual cortex; the right half of the visual field in both eyes transmits information to the left visual cortex.
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UW ID: __________________ 2 6. Many psychologists believe that perception is based on the detection of features of perceptual objects and scenes. What kind of evidence supports this view? a) This view is supported by neuropsychological evidence, but behavioral studies neither support nor contradict this view. b) This view is supported by behavioral evidence, but neuropsychological studies neither support nor contradict this view. c)
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