Last year's 1st - Psych 205 1st prelim 2009-1 Perception Psychology 2050 Professor James Cutting First Prelim Name net id 1 Oct 2009 Read over the

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Psych 205, 1st prelim, 2009 - 1 Perception, Psychology 2050 Name:________________________________ Professor James Cutting net id: ____________ 1 Oct 2009 First Prelim Read over the questions carefully before you respond. Keep your answers as brief as possible, but make them complete. You should not need more space than is given. The exam totals 100 pts. Please finish by 2:45 . Good luck! [8 pts] 1. Consider the following items as possible sensory “primaries” (basic sensations) as the term was discussed in class. What is the evidence for and against [1 pt each] flutter as a tactile primary, chocolate as a taste primary, deceleration (as when braking a car) as a vestibular primary, saltiness as a taste primary, and androstonone (a pig pheromone) as an olfactory primary. Remember: There are three criteria for what might constitute a primary [1 pt each. Answer 4 out of 5; if you answer all 5 only the first four (a-d) will be graded.] evidence for evidence against a: flutter in touch: b: chocolate in taste: c: deceleration in a vestibular response: d: saltiness in taste: e: androstonone in olfaction: [6 pts] 2. Define or explain 6 of the following 10 (1 pt each: if you answer more than 6 only the first 6, a-f , will be graded). a: method of adjustment: b : hyperalgesia: c: nociceptor: d: azimuth: e: vibration theory of smell: f: theory of specific hungers: g: cones of confusion: h: head-related transfer function: i: parabelt area: j: just noticeable difference (JND):
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Psych 205, 1st prelim, 2009 - 2 [15 pts] 3. Each sensory modality has a number of stages as sensory information is transmitted from the receptors to the cortex. For each modality listed below, name (a) the receptor surface on which you find the receptor, (b) one kind of receptor found there, (c) the nerve that carries the information to the brain, (d) one subcortical waystation, and (c) the region of the cortex involved. In many cases there is more than one correct answer. Where a dark cell exists you are not asked to provide an answer; Answer only in open cells. [15 points total, 1 pt
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Last year's 1st - Psych 205 1st prelim 2009-1 Perception Psychology 2050 Professor James Cutting First Prelim Name net id 1 Oct 2009 Read over the

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