AP Exam Review: Sensation & Perception

Last update by hchristinex on 12/04/2012
8942 People have viewed this Quiz
  • Share

Ernst Weber's Law

Weber's Law is related to the Just Noticeable Difference (also known as the difference threshold), which is the minimum difference in stimulation that a person can detect 50 percent of the time. But Ernst Weber noted that for people to really perceive a difference, the stimuli must differ by a constant "proportion" not a constant "amount

View AP Exam Review: Sensation & Perception as Flashcard Deck

Related Quiz Content
  • hchristinex
    The image on the retina is transformed into electrical signals in a process known as transduction. This allows the visual messages to be transmitted to the brain to be interpreted.
  • hchristinex
    Vestibular Sense
    The sensations of body rotation and of gravitation and movement arise in the inner ear; the sense organs are the hair cells that send out signals over the auditory nerve.
  • hchristinex
    The central focal point in the retina, around which the eye's cones cluster. This point contains the most rods and cones.
  • hchristinex
    Rods vs. Cones
    Rods detect black, white, and gray. Cones are concentrated near the center the center of the retina and that function in the daylight, they detect color vision.
  • hchristinex
    Blind Spot
    The point where the optic nerve leaves the eye, creates a "blind" spot because no receptor cells are located there.
  • hchristinex
    Young Helmholtz Trichromatic (3-color ) Theory
    Theory that states that there are three receptors in the retina that are responsible for the perception of color. One receptor is sensitive to the color green, another to the color blue, and a third to the color red. These three colors can then be combined to form any visible color in the spectrum.
  • hchristinex
    Opponent Process Theory
    there are some color combinations that we never see, such as reddish-green or yellowish-blue. Opponent-process theory suggests that color perception is controlled by the activity of two opponent systems; a blue-yellow mechanism and a red-green mechanism.
  • hchristinex
    A type of visual illusion in which an image continues to appear for a brief period of time even though it is no longer present in the visual field.
  • hchristinex
    Gestalt Principle - Similarity
    We group similar figures together. In the picture we group the horizontal lines together, and the vertical columns as dissimilar shapes.
  • hchristinex
    Gestalt Principle - Proximity
    We group nearby figures together.
AP Exam Review  Sensation   Perception
AP Exam Review: Sensation & Perception
Total Views: 8942
Teams This Deck Belongs To
Deck does not belong to any team.