Sensation and Perception (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 6 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

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Sensory motivation

b.

sensory overload

c.

sensory adaptation

d.

selective attention

Question number: 2

» Sensation and Perception » Theories, Applications and Issues

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The perception of hue depends primarily on

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Choice (4) Response
a.

optic chiasm

b.

firing frequency of nerves

c.

wavelength

d.

pigmentation of cones

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

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Choice (4) Response
a.

the way rods are distributed on the retina

b.

the tri-color theory

c.

the crossing of the optic nerves in the neural pathway

d.

the opponent-process 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?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Visual

b.

Cutaneous

c.

Gustatory

d.

Olfactory

Question number: 5

» Sensation and Perception » Gustation

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Which of the following statement about sensation is false?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Meissner’s corpuscles detect temperature changes.

b.

Papillae are taste buds.

c.

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

d.

The tympanic membrane is the ear-drum.

Question number: 6

» Sensation and Perception » Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses

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The Romberg Test is otherwise known as the

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Choice (4) Response
a.

apparent motion test.

b.

standing still test.

c.

walking-running-skipping test.

d.

finger wiggle test.

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