What is the difference between sensation and perception?
Define absolute threshold, difference threshold, and signal detection theory AND give examples of each.
What is mean by the term sensory adaption? How does sensory adaption help us deal with our environment?
Which sense allows us to gather the most information?
What is light and how is it described?
What are the functions of the pupil, lens, retina, and photoreceptors?
What is the blind spot and where is it located?
What is the difference in function between a rod and a cone?
What is visual acuity and how is it determined?
What are the three colors that make up color vision?
What is an afterimage and why do they occur (include complementary colors)?
What does it mean to be completely color blind? How is this different from the color
blindness that is most common? Which type of color blindness is most common?
How do we hear and how is it measured?
What is the difference between pitch and loudness?
What are the 3 parts to the ear?
What are the functions of the eardrum, cochlea, and auditory nerve?
How do we locate sound when it is behind or in front of us?
What is the difference between conductive deafness and sensorineural deafness?
Give one example of how someone could become each as well as treatments or for
What nerve sends the message of smell to the brain?
What four types of taste receptors do most researchers agree on? What is the fifth?
What else does the flavor of food depend on besides taste?
What receptors does the your skin have a combination of? Do all parts of your body
have an equal number of these receptors?
What is gate theory?
Define vestibular senses and kinesthesis.
What do Gestalt psychologists believe about perception? List and explain the five
rules of perceptual organization.
How do we know we are moving (perception of movement)?
What is the difference between monocular and binocular cues? Give an example of
each and how it shows depth perception.
What are the four perceptual constancies? How does each affect perception?
What is an illusion? Do they work in all cultures?