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1. The detection and encoding of stimulus energies by the nervous system is called: sensation 2. Perception is the process by which: we select, organize and interpret our sensations 3. Bottom-up processing involves analysis that begins with the: sensory receptors, through which we detect lines, angles, and colors tat form the image. 4. A psychophysicist would be most directly concerned with: physical energy we can detect and its effect on our psychological experience. P144 5. The minimum amount of stimulation a person needs to detect a stimulus 50 percent of the time is called the: absolute threshold. P144 6. A subliminal message is one that is presented: below threshold and without our awareness. P144 7. People's response to subliminal priming indicates that: sometimes we feel what we do not know and cannot describe. Much of our information processing occurs automatically, out of sight, off the radar screen of our conscious mind. P145 8. Giulio's bag of marbles is twice as heavy as Jim's. If it takes 5 extra marbles to make Jim's bag feel heavier, it will take 10 extra marbles to make Giulio's bag feel heavier. This best illustrates: webers law p145 9. Sensory adaptation refers to: our diminishing sensitivity to an unchanging stimulus.
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