Schacter Unit 2 Major Concepts

Schacter Unit 2 - MAJOR CONCEPTS UNIT 2 EXAM Chapters 4 6 5(If its in BOLD TYPE then KNOW IT NOTE Compare and contrast means to define and explain

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MAJOR CONCEPTS: UNIT 2 EXAM Chapters 4, 6, 5 (If it’s in BOLD TYPE , then KNOW IT) NOTE: “Compare and contrast” means to define and explain similarities and differences between terms/concepts Chapter 4 1. One theme of this chapter is that people do not always perceive the same stimuli in the same way. Discuss how this theme relates to synesthesia and reversible figures 2. Compare and contrast sensation and perception . What is transduction and how does it relate to these terms? What is psychophysics ? 3. How might someone measure a sensory threshold? Describe the concepts of absolute threshold and just noticeable difference . What is Weber’s law ? Be prepared to apply these concepts to examples 4. Describe signal detection theory : What other than a detectable stimulus affects sensation? What are hits, misses, false alarms, and correct rejections ? 5. Define sensory adaptation and consider examples 6. Define subliminal perception . Does it exist? If so, what does the research show about its practical effects or uses (i.e., subliminal persuasion)? 7. Define visual acuity . What is the stimulus energy (physical stimulus) for vision? Explain how the amplitude and wavelength of electromagnetic radiation relate to brightness and hue/color in visual perception 8. What is the function of the human eye? Define and describe the function of the cornea, pupil, iris, and lens 9. Define and describe the function of the retina . Describe accommodation. 10. Define and describe the function of cones, rods, the fovea , and the blind spot. Explain light and dark adaptation 11. Compare and contrast additive and subtractive color mixing. Describe Trichromatic Color representation and the Color-Opponent system , know colors or color pairs for each, and explain the current perspective on how these theories relate to color vision. Describe color deficiency 12. Define and describe the function of the ventral stream and the dorsal stream as they relate to visual information processing in visual pathways. Which stream is related to each of these visual “mindbugs”: visual-form agnosia, optic ataxia ? 13. Define and describe the function of feature detectors in the visual system. Describe the principle of perceptual constancy 14. Define the Gestalt perceptual grouping rules of closure, similarity, proximity, figure-ground, and subjective contours 15. Define template. Compare and contrast image-based object recognition theories and parts-based object recognition theories 16. Define monocular depth cues and describe relative size, interposition, and relative height 17. Define the binocular depth cue of binocular disparity and the motion-based depth cue of motion parallax 18. Describe the Ames Room as it relates to illusions of depth and size 19. Define apparent motion as it relates to motion perception 20. What is the stimulus energy for the sense of hearing? Explain how the
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYC 2003 taught by Professor Swanner during the Spring '07 term at Arkansas.

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Schacter Unit 2 - MAJOR CONCEPTS UNIT 2 EXAM Chapters 4 6 5(If its in BOLD TYPE then KNOW IT NOTE Compare and contrast means to define and explain

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