This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 5: Sensation and Perception.
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threshold refers to the point that the change in a stimulus can be
amount of change required to notice the change in a stimulus is called
the just noticeable difference.
Weber's Law states that the change in a stimulus
must be stated in a percentage rather than an absolute.
adaptation helps us push unchanging sensory material to the background
therefore freeing up our senses for stimuli that is changing.
means form or whole and refers to the idea that the whole is often
greater than the sum of its parts.
four principles of grouping include closure, similarity, proximity, and
believe things are smaller when they are farther away and have to
reinterpret the object's size repeatedly as we approach it.
that a round dinner plate may look oval from a different angle refers to
use monocular cues to determine closeness and binocular cues to determine
disparity refers to the manner in which a person's eyes each send an image
to the brain and how these images are interpreted.