BIOLOGICAL PSY. chp 6

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BIOLOGICAL PSY. chp 6
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  1. Type of neuron in the retina that receives input directly from the receptors
    Bipolar cell
  2. Ability to localize objects within an apparently blind visual field
    Blindsight
  3. Type of retinal receptor that contributes to color perception
    Cone
  4. Area in the center of the human retina specialized for acute, detailed vision
    Fovea
  5. Type of neuron in the retina that receives input from the bipolar cells
    A) Ganglion cell
    B) Cone
    C) Horizontal cell
    A) Ganglion cell
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  6. Type of cell that receives input from receptors and delivers inhibitory input to bipolar cells
    Horizontal cell
  7. Lateral geniculate nucleus
    A) Thalamic nucleus that receives incoming visual information
    B) Area of the visual cortex responsible for the second stage of visual processing
    C) Neuron whose responses indicate the presence of a particular feature
    A) Thalamic nucleus that receives incoming visual information
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  8. Restraint of activity in one neuron by activity in a neighboring neuron (next to, opposite of medial)
    Lateral inhibition
  9. Statement that each nerve always conveys the same kind of information to the brain
    Law of specific nerve energies
  10. Middle temporal cortex, an area activated by seeing objects in motion or (Think of trotting horses)
    MT (or area V5)
  11. Small-celled neuron of the visual system that is sensitive to color diff erences and visual details in its small visual field
    A) Parvocellular neuron
    B) Magnocellular neuron
    C) Midget ganglion cells
    A) Parvocellular neuron
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. Chemical that releases energy when struck by light
    Photopigment
  13. Area of the cortex responsible for the first stage of visual processing
    Primary visual cortex (area V1)
  14. Prosopagnosia
    impaired ability to recognize or identify faces
  15. Retinal disparity is used for binocular vision, what is it?
    Discrepancy between what the left eye sees and what the right eye sees
  16. Strabismus
    condition in which the two eyes point in different directions
  17. Visual agnosia
    impaired ability to identify visual objects despite otherwise satisfactory vision

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