Week 8 final exam | PSYC304 PERCEPTION | American Public University

 

Assignment Instructions

Assignment Instructions

For your Final essay exam, you will complete 10 short answer essay questions which focus on the course readings and videos. Final essay answers must be attached as Word documents to the appropriate assignment page, not typed into the assignment student comments boxes. In addition to APA formatted citations and references with each answer, an APA title page and reference page are required. Each question should be answered clearly and numbered. Students will answer each question thoroughly and completely (approximately 300 words for each question, more if needed), providing examples where required.

Answer the questions below in your Final exam.

  1. How do we experience taste? Be sure to discuss the composite of the five basic taste sensations. After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  2. How does our sense of smell work? Discuss the concept that our sense of smell is directly connected to the brain. After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  3. How do our senses  monitor our body’s position and movement? Discuss factors which may influence our vestibular senses. After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  4. What did the Gestalt psychologists contribute to our understanding of how the brain organizes sensation into perceptions? After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  5. How do the principles of figure-ground and apparent movement contribute to our perception of form? Discuss how the roles of proximity, similarity, continuity, connectedness, and enclosure impact the order and form of stimuli during the organizational process.
  6. How do we see the world in three dimensions? Be sure to discuss the research on visual cliffs, binocular cues, retinal disparity, and monocular cues.
  7. How does perceptual constancy help us to organize our sensations into meaningful perceptions? Include a discussion of how perceptual constancy helps explain several well known visual illusions, such as the Moon and the Ames Room illusions.
  8. What does research on sensory restriction and restored vision reveal about the effects of experience on perception? After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  9. How adaptable is our ability to perceive the world around us? Discuss the biological components involved in vision and the brain’s ability to adapt to body movement. After you have fully and completely answered this question from a biological perspective, include a relevant example which illustrates your answer.
  10. Describe the following, which are related physiological mechanisms that are involved in determining cognitive and experiential aspects of pain perception: gate-control model; opiates and pain: the physiology of the placebo effect.

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