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  1. Fundamentals of Sensation and Perception Exam Review Erik Chevrier October 19th, 2015

  2. The Exam Format • The exam will consist of: • 8 multiple choice questions • 8 definitions (I will give you 9 possibilities) • 1 essay question that includes 2 sub questions (I will give you two possibilities) • Exam time • Multiple choice – 2 min per question X 8 questions (16 minutes) • Definitions – 5 minutes per question X 8 questions (40 minutes) • Essay Question – 15 minutes (15 minutes) Total time = 71 minutes

  3. Exam Questions • Multiple Choice – You will be asked a question and given 5 possible answers to chose from. • Definitions – You will be asked to define 8 of 9 concepts. For full points, you must describe how this concept relates to an area of sensation or perception. • Essay Question – You will be asked to answer 1 of two essay questions. Each question will have 2 sub-questions.

  4. Exam Weight • Point Allocation • Multiple choice – 4 points per question (32 marks total) • Definitions – 5 points per question (40 marks total) • Essay Question – 16 points for the main question, 6 points for each sub-questions (28 points) Total Points = 100

  5. Examples of How Points are Allocated • Multiple Choice – Right or Wrong (0 or 4) • Definitions – Scale of (0 – 5) • 0 = You wrote nothing • 1 = You wrote something but it is not right at all • 2 = You wrote something that is partially true but mainly wrong • 3 = You gave me the text book definition in one sentence • 4 = Properly defined the term and provided some (vague) context as to how the term relates to an area of sensation and perception • 5 = You provided the correct definition and properly contextualized how the term relates to an area of sensation and perception

  6. Examples of How Points are Allocated • Essay Question – Main Question (0 – 16) • 0 = You wrote nothing • > 8 = You wrote something but it is not right at all • 8 – 9.6 = You wrote something that is partially true but mainly wrong • 9.6 – 11.2 = You are correct but extremely vague • 11.2 – 12.8 = You are correct but slightly vague • 12.8 – 14.4 = You are correct and are clear. You provide examples to back up your claim(s). • 14.4 – 16 = You are spot on. You provide a range of examples to back up your claim(s). Your answer is full. You don’t leave anything out. Each part of your answer is completely correct.

  7. Examples of How Points are Allocated • Essay Question – Sub Questions (0 – 6) • 0 = You wrote nothing • 1 – 2 = You wrote something but it is not right at all • 3 = You wrote something that is partially true but mainly wrong • 4 = You are correct but extremely vague • 5 = You are correct but slightly vague • 6 = You are correct, clear and complete. You provide examples to back up your claim(s), when necessary.

  8. Practice Exam – Multiple Choice • In the study of neural activity, slight random variation in the number of action potentials produced by neurons in response to a fixed stimulus refers to: • A) Decelerating Potential • B) Noise • C) Overlap • D) Neural Adjustment • E) Unachieved Potential • In order to solve the binding problem, Anne Treisman developed the ______________, proposing that people must selectively attend to one object at a time during a visual search for objects defined by a conjunction of two or more searches. • A) Selective Attention Theory • B) Blind Awareness Theory • C) Gist Awareness Theory • D) Feature Integration Theory • E) Attentional Cuing Theory

  9. Practice Exam – Definitions • Please define the following concepts. For full points, you must describe how this concept relates to an area of sensation or perception. • 1 – Neural Correlates of Consciousness • 2 – Malleus • 3 – Auditory Scene Analysis • 4 – Acoustic Shadow

  10. Practice Exam – Essay Question • Please describe the signal detection theory. • What possible outcomes can be observed in a signal detection experiment? • What scenario would yield the best possible performance in a signal detection experiment? Other essay questions may: Require you to label auditory structures Give examples of how attentional and audio structures function Discuss formulas and/or research methods used in studies of sensation and perception

  11. Good Luck! • Study hard!