Sensation and Perception (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 1 - 5 of 25

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Question number: 1

» Sensation and Perception » Attention

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In class, Ben is completely focused on the professor’s words, though there are noises and distractions all around him. This is best explained by

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Sensory motivation

b.

sensory overload

c.

selective attention

d.

sensory deprivation

e.

sensory adaptation

Question number: 2

» Sensation and Perception » Sensation & Perception Theories, Applications and Issues

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The perception of hue depends primarily on

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

pigmentation of cones

b.

intensity of saturation

c.

wavelength

d.

firing frequency of nerves

e.

optic chiasm

Question number: 3

» Sensation and Perception » Vision

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Humans see better at night by looking at objects from the side then by looking straight at objects. This is explained by

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the opponent-process theory

b.

the way rods are distributed on the retina

c.

the crossing of the optic nerves in the neural pathway

d.

lateral geniculate activity

e.

the tri-color theory

Question number: 4

» Sensation and Perception » Vision

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Which of the following sensory systems involves the ganglion cells and the ciliary muscles?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Cutaneous

b.

Auditory

c.

Gustatory

d.

Olfactory

e.

Visual

Question number: 5

» Sensation and Perception » Gustation

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Which of the following statement about sensation is false?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Papillae are taste buds.

b.

The tympanic membrane is the ear-drum.

c.

Meissner’s corpuscles detect temperature changes.

d.

The olfactory bulb is located at the base of the brain.

e.

The organ of corti is the technical name for the ear.

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