Myers’ PSYCHOLOGY (6th Ed). Chapter 5 Sensation Introduction and the Eye James A. McCubbin, PhD Clemson University Worth Publishers. Fact vs. Falsehood. 1. On a clear, dark night we can see a candle flame 30 miles away.
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Introduction and the Eye
James A. McCubbin, PhD
Intensity of stimulus
The spectrum of electromagnetic energy
(bright colors, loud sounds)
Short wavelength=high frequency
(bluish colors, high-pitched sounds)
Long wavelength=low frequency
(reddish colors, low-pitched sounds)
(dull colors, soft sounds)
Receptors in the Human Eye
Opponent-Process Theory- opposing retinal processes enable color vision