Sensation and Perception (GRE Psychology): Questions 7 - 10 of 25

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Question number: 7

» Sensation and Perception » Psychophysics, Signal Detection

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In a laboratory experiment, subjects wear headphones and are tested individually. Each of 500 subjects is presented first with a light and then possibly with a low-intensity tone in the earphones. Subjects are instructed to push a button if they hear a tone. Subjects are rewarded with $10 for each hit. In 500 trials, 200 times a tone was presented, and 300 times a tone was not presented. One hundred and ninety tones were detected. Also, the button was pressed 270 times in response to no tone.

Which of the following describes the subjects’ overall performance?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

460 hits

b.

10 misses and 30 false alarms

c.

10 misses and 30 correct rejections

d.

280 misses

Question number: 8

» Sensation and Perception » Audition

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Which is true of the ossicles in the auditory system?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The stapes taps against the tympanic membrane.

b.

They are located in the inner ear.

c.

They are located in the outer ear.

d.

The stapes taps against the oval window.

Question number: 9

» Sensation and Perception » Psychophysics, Signal Detection

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Which of the following explains why cartoons are not perceived as a series of still frames?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The Phi phenomenon

b.

Motion parallax

c.

Autokinetic effect

d.

The Muller-Lyer illusion

Question number: 10

» Sensation and Perception » Audition

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The vestibular sacs in the inner ear are essential for

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Choice (4) Response

a.

sensory transduction in audition

b.

detecting low frequencies

c.

proprioception

d.

physical balance

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