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occurs when a stimulus activates a receptor
study of people's tendencies to make correct judgments in detecting the presence of stimuli
organization of sensory information into meaningful experiences
smallest change in a physical stimulus that can be detected between two stimuli
weakest amount of a stimulus that a person can detect half the time
________ may be comined with past experience to yield a perception
The study of the relationship between sensory experiences and the physical stimuli that cause them is called
The smallest increase or decrease in the intensity of a stimulus that a person can detect is the
just noticeable difference
The method for extracting information automatically from a stimulus is that
The principle that the larger or stronger a stimulus, the larger the change required for an observer to notice a change is called
flexible, transparent struccture in the eye that changes its shape to focus light on the retina
carrise impulses from the inner ear to the brain, resulting in the sensation of sound
carries smell impluses from the nose to the brain
innermost coating of the back of the eye, containing the light sensitive receptor cells
process of combining the images recieved from the two eyes into a single image
not a form of electromagnetic radiation
_____________ of sound depends on the vibration rate of the medium through which the sound wave is transmitted.
in vision, the ________ responsible for changing the light energy into neuronal impusles.
rods and cones are
overstimulation of the ____________ can result in dizziness and "motion sickness"
pain results from
brief auditory or visual messages that are presented below the absolute threshold
apparent movement of stationary objects relative to one another that occures when the observer changes postion
perception that misrepresnt the physical stimuli
experience that comes from organizing bits and pieces of information into meaningful WHOLES
tendency to percieve certain objects in the same way regardless of changing angle, distance or lighting.
not an organizing principle of construction persceptions
figure-ground perception is important in both _______ and vision
we rely on _____________ when we assume that a steep hill in the distnace will not cause the highway we are on to come to an abruupt halt
the process by which your eyes turn inward to looks at nearby objects is called
esp type that involves reading someone else's mind or transferring one's thoughts?