AP Psych chapter 4

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AP Psych chapter 4
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  1. the stimulation of sensory receptors and the transmission of sensory information to the brain
    sensation
  2. the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information
    perception
  3. the smallest amount of a particle stimulus that can be detected
    absolute threshold 
  4. the minimum difference that an individual can detect between two stimuli 
    difference threshold 
  5. the idea that distinguishing sensory stimuli takes into account not only the strength of the stimuli but also such elements as setting and one's physical state, mood, and attitudes 
    signal-detection theory
  6. the process by which an organism becomes more sensitive to stimuli that are low in magnitude and less sensitive to stimuli that are constant 
    sensory adaption
  7. the opening in the center of the eye that adjusts to allow light to enter
    pupil
  8. the transparent structure of the eye that focuses light on the retina
    lens
  9. the light-sensitive inner surface of the eye that contains the rods, cones, and neurons that process visual stimuli
    retina 
  10. neurons that respond to light
    photoreceptors 
  11. the part of the retina that contains no photoreceptors 
    blind spot
  12. keenness or sharpness of vision
    visual activity 
  13. the colors across from each other on the color circle
    complimentary 
  14. the visual sensation that occurs after the original stimulus has been removed
    afterimage
  15. the fluid-filled structure of the inner ear that transmits sound impulses to the auditory nerve
    cochlea 
  16. the cranial nerve that carries sound from the cochlea of the inner ear to the brain
    auditory nerve
  17. the process by which the eye's lens changes shape to focus near a far object's on the retina, adapting our current understandings (schemas)
    accommodation

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