Unit 3 - Sensation and Perception


Optical Illusions (D)

Optical Illusions (G)


Free Response Questions for Test #3:

One of the following questions will be selected at random. It is not enough to answer a question by merely listing facts. You should present a cogent argument based on your critical analysis of the question posed, using appropriate psychological terminology.

  • Draw and label a detailed picture of an eye. Then explain in writing how an eye receives information and transmits it to the brain. Finally, explain depth perception.

  • Draw and label a detailed picture of an ear. Then explain in writing how an ear receives information and transmits it to the brain. Finally, explain how we hear pitch, how we locate sounds, and the different types of hearing loss.

  • Explain selective attention, the different ways our mind groups stimuli, and perceptual constancy. Use examples.