Exam Ch4

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    Which one of the following features is not shared by all sensory modalities?
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    Johannes Muller proposed that whether a neural message is experienced as light, sound, or some other sensation results less from differences in stimuli than from the particular neurons excited by them. This hypothesis is known as:
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    One type of correct response that may be given by individuals participating in a signal detection experiment is a correct negative. In this even the participant would report

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    Focusing on the eye occurs in the
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    The central region of the retina that is most sensitive to small detail and provides sharpest vision for stimuli directly in sight is the
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    Transduction in the eye starts with

  • 7
    A neurologist has just shown Samir an object, but Samir denies seeing it. Yet, when asked the describe the geometrical form of the object, Samir is able to do so with accuracy far better than one would expect by chance. The neurologist will probably diagnose Samir as suffering from:
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    Which of the following theories argues that all colours are derived from three colour systems: a black and white system, a blue-yellow system and a red-green system?
  • 9
    When blue and yellow paints are mixed, green is produced. This is because
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    People recognise voices as well as the sounds of different musical instruments from their characteristic.

  • 11
    The outer boundary of the middle ear is marked by the
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    In terms of sensing pitch, place theory holds that
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    Gustatory information travels to one of two destinations in the brain: one via the thalamus to the primary gustatory cortex; and the other to the limbic system. People with damage to the cortical first pathway, but not to the second
  • 14
    The approximately ______ square meters of skin covering the human body constitutes a complex, multilayered organ.
  • 15
    People spend billions of dollars per year fighting pain, but pain serves an important function in that
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    Chronic pain patients tend to

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    The two organs that transduce vestibular information are called ____, and are located _____
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    Which of the following is not a major perceptual rule by which the brain automatically and unconsciously organises sensory input into meaningful wholes as proposed by Gestalt therapists
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    Generating meaning from sensory experience is the task of
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    According to current thinking, perception involves

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