Perception and Sensation Trivia Quiz

Perception and Sensation Trivia Quiz

Answer each question to the best of your ability. Results are at the end. Enjoy!

  • Question of

    The ability to recognize or make sense of input is called:

    • Sensation
    • Perception
    • Illusion
    • Perplexion
  • Question of

    How something tastes depends partly on:

    • Texture
    • Smell
    • Temperature
    • All of the above
  • Question of

    Gestaltists believe that the nervous system is predisposed to principles of grouping. Which of the following is NOT one of these principles?

    • Similarity
    • Common movement
    • Closure
    • Diagonally
  • Question of

    What is the cocktail party phenomenon?

    • The ability to concentrate on one person’s voice while ignoring other voices and noises.
    • The tendency to increase the volume of one’s own voice when others a speaking loudly.
    • The ability to smile and appear to be enjoying oneself during a particularly boring conversation.
    • The ability to smile and appear to be enjoying oneself during a particularly boring conversation.
  • Question of

    The frequency of a sound wave is perceived as:

    • Loudness
    • Pitch
    • Amplitude
    • Timber
  • Question of

    Research indicates that people are able to carry out two simultaneous tasks more easily if the tasks are:

    • Similar
    • Different
    • Both
    • None of the them
  • Question of

    Do individuals with vision in only one eye have depth perception?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • I don’t know
  • Question of

    The brightness of light depends on its:

    • Amplitude
    • Pitch
    • Speed
    • Colour
  • Question of

    Can sound travel through empty space?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
    • I don’t know
  • Question of

    What is the difference threshold?

    • It is the minimal difference that must exist between two stimuli for a person to detect them as different.
    • It is the just noticeable difference (JND).
    • Both of them
    • Neither of them

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