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MIT DELVE AP Psychology Course Lecture 5 Problem Set Answers
MIT DELVE AP Psychology Course Lecture 5 Problem Set Answers

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Problem Set #4
Short Answer Questions:
1. What is sensation?Sensation is the relationship between physical stimulation and its psychological effects.2. What is perception?Perception is the study of how we recognize, interpret, and organize our sensations.3. Define “receptive field”.The receptive field is the area from which our receptor cells receive input.4. Define “contralateral shift”.Contralateral shift refers to the switch of sensory input from one side of the body to the opposite side of thebrain.5. What are the two types of receptors in the eye and what are their functions?Rods and cones. Rods are sensitive in low light, whereas cones are responsible for vision in bright light andfor color vision.6. What is habituation?Habituation is the process by which we become accustiomed to a stimulus and notice it less and less overtime.7. What is dishabituation?Dishabituation occurs when a change in a stimulus, even a small change, causes us to notice the stimulusagain.8. What is the cocktail party phenomenon?The cocktail party phenomenon refers to our ability to carry on and follow a single conversation in a roomfull of conversations.9. What are some Gesalt principles of perception?Proximity, similarity, symmetry, continuity, and closure.1

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