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Ch 5 Myers

Ch 5 Myers Psychology

Experiencing sudden pain is to _______ as recognizing that you are suffering a heart attack is to ________.

Visible lights have ________ wavelengths than radio waves and _______ wavelengths than X-rays.

The central focal point in the retina where cones are heavily concentrated is known as the:

Visual information is processed by ganglion cells ___ it is processed by rods and cones and __ it is processed

Some stroke victims lose the capacity to perceive motion but retain the capacity to perceive shapes and

            colors. Others lose the capacity to perceive colors but retain the capacity to perceive movement and

            form. These peculiar visual disabilities best illustrate our normal capacity for:

If you move your watchband up your wrist an inch or so, you will feel it for only a few moments. This best


The opponent-process theory is most useful for explaining one of the characteristics of:

Damage to the basilar membrane is most likely to affect one's:

Digital hearing aids produce ________ sound by restricting the range of sound _______.

The volley principle is most relevant to understanding how we sense:

The impact of boredom and fatigue on people's absolute thresholds is highlighted by:

If a visual image is first presented subliminally, the chance of a person later recognizing the same briefly

            presented image is improved. This best illustrates:

Infant rats deprived of their mothers' grooming touch produce _ growth hormone and have a _ metabolic


The absolute threshold for taste sensations is relatively _______ among people who smoke and relatively

________ among people who abuse alcohol.

Receptor cells for the vestibular sense send messages to the:

Interpreting new sensory information within the framework of a past memory illustrates:

Damage to a region of the temporal lobe essential to recognizing faces results in a condition known as:

Which of the following is most notable for its short-term effects on thinking?

The size of the difference threshold is greater for heavier objects than for lighter ones. This best illustrates:

The hammer, anvil, and stirrup are three tiny bones that transmit vibrations to the:

Herman von Helmholtz developed both a(n) ________ theory of color discrimination and a ________

            theory of pitch discrimination.

Elderly people typically have an especially _______ absolute threshold for _______ pitched sounds.

Tinnitus is a phantom ______ sensation.

A drink's strawberry odor enhances our perception of its sweetness. This best illustrates:

The sensory experience of bending one's knees or raising one's arms exemplifies:

The ring of muscle tissue that controls the pupil's size is called the:

Which of the following activities most clearly takes place in the rods and cones?

The phenomenon of blindsight best illustrates that visual information can be processed without:

Even with sunglasses on, grass appears equally as green as it does without glasses. This best illustrates:

The number of complete sound waves that strike one's eardrum in a given second determines the _ of the