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Psych Exam 2 with - P101 EXAM 3 PINK VERSION 1 The elementary features or building blocks of experience are the basis of a perception b

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P101 EXAM 3 PINK VERSION 1. The elementary features or building blocks of experience are the basis of: a. perception b. transduction c. kinesthetic feedback d. sensation 2. Ruth describes a painting that she saw in an art gallery by telling you about all the complex images she saw in the painting, such as an old man pushing a broken down cart. In providing this type of explanation, Ruth is relying most on the process of: a. perception b. sensation c. transduction d. accommodation 3. Which of the following statements is false? a. Cones are responsible for color vision b. Cones are more sensitive to low levels of light than rods. c. Cones are concentrated in the center of the retina (fovea). d. Cones are named for their shape. 4. Based on the relationship between perception and the physical properties of light, you should infer that, if the human nervous system was not wired to respond to differences in the wavelengths of reflected light, people would not be able to: a. detect differences in brightness b. respond accurately to movement c. detect differences in colors d. have full peripheral vision 5. The receptive field of a ganglion cell refers to: a. the range of wavelengths that will cause the cell to fire b. the hemisphere of the brain that receives the neural signal c. the area of the retina that will trigger the firing of the cell d. the portion of the thalamus that causes the cell to fire 6. Our ability to perceive the world in three dimensions, even though visual information is encoded on a two-dimensional surface, illustrates the perceptual process of: a. recognition by components b. depth perception c. transduction d. infiltration 7. Size constancy refers to our perception that objects: a. have a constant shape even when viewed from different distances b. have a constant size even when viewed from different distances c. become smaller as they move away from us d. become larger as they move away from us 8. Jamal was in an accident and lost all the hearing in his left ear. The deafness in this left ear will most likely affect Jamal’s ability to: a. detect high-pitched sounds b. localize sounds accurately c. detect low-pitched sounds d. separate speech from background noise 9. Imagine that researchers discovered a new animal that has larger areas of the somatosensory cortex dedicated to the fingers than to the toes. Based on what is known about the arrangement of neurons within the somatosensory cortex, you should conclude that, for this animal, the toes are: a. more sensitive than the fingers
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b. less flexible than the fingers c. less sensitive than the fingers d. more flexible than the fingers 10. Elijiah broke his nose and had to have it packed for 10 days. Based on what is known about the senses of olfaction and gustation, you should predict that Elijiah will likely find that: a. food tastes better because his sense of taste will be enhanced to make up for the missing sense of smell b. he will be somewhat forgetful because signals to his hippocampus will be blocked
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Psych Exam 2 with - P101 EXAM 3 PINK VERSION 1 The elementary features or building blocks of experience are the basis of a perception b

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