chp5 - Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception _ 1. _ 2. _ 3. _...

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Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception _____ 1. The primary function of the pupil is to bend or refract light as it passes through the eye to aid in focus. Page: 172 _____ 2. The optic chiasm is the point at which the optic nerves from each eye meet. Page: 174 _____ 3. Olfactory receptors are so sensitive that they respond only to a very specific variety of odors. Page: 198 _____ 4. The minimal change in stimulation that is required to detect a difference between two stimuli is a “just noticeable difference.” Page: 166 _____ 5. You walk through the fragrance area of a department store. According to Weber’s law, you will be unlikely to notice the smell of smoke in the store. Page: 166 _____ 6. You smell a flower. While receptors in your nose register a stimulus, the actual process of recognizing the stimulus as a flower’s fragrance and interpreting it as pleasant is known as perception. Page: 161 _____ 7. Transduction is the process of turning perceptions into sensations. Page: 161
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 2500 taught by Professor Watley during the Fall '08 term at Valdosta State University .

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