Cognition, Fifth Edition: Chapter 4

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) James was correct.
b) Defining attention is a very difficult thing to do.
c) Although his initial definition was flawed, we now know what attention is.
d) James was wrong all along.

Question 2:


a) It was called the shadowing task and required people to shadow one of two messages presented over headphones.
b) It was called selective looking and required people to choose amongst two simultaneously presented visual events.
c) It was called the cocktail party effect.
d) It involved the presentation of simultaneous auditory messages with the task to attend to both of them.

Question 3:


a) DLPFC
b) Nystagmus
c) ACC
d) V1

Question 4:


a) Face processing is involuntary.
b) Participants “gave up” on attending to faces when the task became too difficult.
c) We can more easily ignore faces than other distractor items.
d) Face processing occurs in a different part of the brain than processing of other distractor items.

Question 5:


a) Omission errors
b) Commission errors
c) Omission and commission errors
d) Default network errors

Question 6:


a) True
b) False

Question 7:


a) True
b) False

Question 8:


a) True
b) False

Question 9:


a) True
b) False

Question 10:


a) True
b) False