Auxiliary Brain

February 10, 2009

Studying for Psych Exam

Filed under: Uncategorized — probablyghosts @ 2:05 am

Focusing on the extent to which personality is influenced by motives outside one’s own awareness is most relevant to the psychodynamic perspective.
(How behavior springs from unconscious drives and conflicts. ex: How can someone’s personality traits be explained in terms of sexual and aggessive drives or as the disguised effects of unfulfilled wishes and childhood traumas?)

Studies of the relative impact of nature and nurture on human differences in aggressiveness best illustrate the research efforts of behavior geneticists.

Norepinephrine is both a neurotransmitter and a hormone.

Visual information is processed by ganglion cells after it is processed by rods and cones and after it is processed by bipolar cells.

Damage to the basilar membrane is most likely to affect one’s audition.

The rubber-hand illusion best illustrates sensory interaction.

The way in which you quickly group the individual letters in this test item into separate words best illustrates the principle of proximity.

The vestibular system, which contributes to our balance and our sense of spatial orientation, is the sensory system that provides the dominant input about movement and equilibrioception.

Kinesthesis/Proprioception (pronounced /ˌproʊpriːəˈsɛpʃən/ PRO-pree-o-SEP-shun); from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own” and perception) is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body.

The blind spot in the eye is located where the optic nerve meets the eye.

Roadsa and cones are the eye’s receptor cells. Cones are especially sensitive to bright light and are responsible for our color vision.

The Young-Hemholtz theory shows that the eue contains three types of color receptoprs, and the Hering theory accounts for the nervous system’s having opponent-process cells.

Opponent-process theory: opposing retinal processes (red-green, yellow-blue, white-black) enable cplopr vision. For example, some cells are stimulated by green and inhibited by red. vice versa.


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