Cognition, Sixth Edition: Chapter 03

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Question 1:


a) The ability to store information in memory
b) The process of giving information meaning
c) The process of changing information into a neural impulse
d) The ability to select one message amongst numerous messages

Question 2:


a) Alzheimer’s disease
b) Broca’s aphasia
c) Visual agnosia
d) Blindsight

Question 3:


a) Fovea
b) Lens
c) Retina
d) Iris

Question 4:


a) space
b) colour
c) motion
d) faces

Question 5:


a) Gradient of texture density
b) Topological breakage
c) Principle of simplicity
d) Scatter-reflection

Question 6:


a) Recognition by components (RBC)
b) Feature integration theory (FIT)
c) Pandemonium model of perception
d) Parallel distributed processing model

Question 7:


a) The jumbled word effect
b) That context influences perception
c) That top-down processing influences perception
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) It shows that colours are only perceived based on the wavelengths of their light.
b) It shows that prior experience and context can influence how we perceive colours.
c) It shows that recognition by components theory accounts for colour perception.
d) It shows that top-down processing is incapable of modifying objective perceptions.

Question 9:


a) The transient speech effect
b) An echo
c) The word superiority effect
d) The McGurk effect

Question 10:


a) Principle of proximity
b) Principle of parallelism
c) Principle of symmetry
d) Principle of similarity

Question 11:


a) Retinotopic area
b) Fovea
c) Cornea
d) Optic nerve

Question 12:


a) bottom-up influences
b) top-down influences
c) both bottom-up and top-down influences
d) neither bottom-up nor top-down influences

Question 13:


a) the orientation of line segments
b) places
c) faces
d) body parts

Question 14:


a) visual agnosia; ventral
b) optic ataxia; ventral
c) visual agnosia; dorsal
d) optic ataxia; dorsal

Question 15:


a) an echo
b) a percept
c) a probe
d) a prototype

Question 16:


a) Feature detection theory
b) Recognition by components theory
c) Template matching theory
d) Theory of ecological optics

Question 17:


a) 1 millisecond
b) 10 milliseconds
c) 100 milliseconds
d) 1000 milliseconds

Question 18:


a) matching the object to a geon template
b) deconstructing the object into its constituent geons
c) comparing the object to a memory trace echo of geons
d) having fewer geons to speed up processing of the object

Question 19:


a) Principle of similarity
b) Principle of proximity
c) Principle of symmetry
d) Principle of experience

Question 20:


a) Perception was influenced by context.
b) Perception was not influenced by context.
c) It supports the principle of common movement.
d) It supports the principle of experience.

Question 21:


a) True
b) False

Question 22:


a) True
b) False

Question 23:


a) True
b) False

Question 24:


a) True
b) False

Question 25:


a) True
b) False

Question 26:


a) True
b) False

Question 27:


a) True
b) False

Question 28:


a) True
b) False

Question 29:


a) True
b) False

Question 30:


a) True
b) False