AP Psychology Sensation & Perception-Sensory Adaptations Revision (Page 2 of 2)

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Major Theories on Hearing

  • Hermann von Helmholtz propagated the place-resonance theory of sound perception which stated that various parts of the basilar membrane give response to different frequencies.
  • Sound localization is easy to catch up with. The more the frequency of sound, the less… (61 more words) …

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Working of a Human Eye

We are able to see the object as light gets reflected on it which is made up of photons and waves measured by brightness and wavelengths. Hue (also known as color) is the dominant wavelength of light. Brightness is the… (338 more words) …

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Humans distinguish five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and the recently discovered umami, which means meaty or savory. Taste receptors lying on the tongue are known as taste buds which let the tongue know the flavor.

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