Psychology Quiz Three Flashcards


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________ involves the conversion of sensory stimulus energy into neural impulses.

Transduction

2

_______ refers to the minimum amount of stimulus energy required to be detected 50% of the time.

Absolute threshold

3

________ occurs when sensory information is organized, interpreted, and consciously experienced.

Perception

4

The ________ is a small indentation of the retina that contains cones.

Fovea

5

Sympathetic activation is associated with ________.

Both A and C:

Pupil dilation and increased heart rate

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The ________ is a sensory relay station where all sensory information, except for smell, goes before being sent to other areas of the brain for further processing.

Thalamus

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Damage to the ________ disrupts one’s ability to comprehend language, but it leaves one’s ability to produce words intact.

Wernike's area

8

A(n) ________ uses magnetic fields to create pictures of a given tissue.

MRI

9

The ________ (i.e. master gland) secretes messenger hormones that direct the function of the rest of the endocrine glands.

Pituitary

10

Per your reading, ________ refers to a person’s genetic makeup, while ________ refers to a person’s physical characteristics.

Genotype;Phenotype

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A(n) ________ is a sudden, permanent change in a sequence of DNA.

Mutation

12

Per your reading, humans, after an egg is fertilized (i.e., zygotes) have ________ pairs of chromosomes.

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