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Visual perception: Quiz


Question 1: Plato makes this assertion in his dialogue, Timaeus; as does ________, in his De Sensu.
AristotleBertrand RussellWillard Van Orman QuineEmpiricism

Question 2: The retina is actually part of the ________ that is isolated to serve as a transducer for the conversion of patterns of light into neuronal signals.
BrainSensory systemDigestionNervous system

Question 3: ________ (1452–1519) was the first to recognize the special optical qualities of the eye.
Mona LisaItalian Renaissance paintingLeonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci's personal life

Question 4: The various physiological components involved in vision are referred to collectively as the visual system, and are the focus of much research in psychology, ________, neuroscience and molecular biology.
CognitionCognitive psychologyCognitive scienceArtificial intelligence

Question 5: The resulting ________ is also known as eyesight, sight or vision.
Immanuel KantArthur SchopenhauerGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich HegelPerception

Question 6: The study of ________ (cases when the inference process goes wrong) has yielded much insight into what sort of assumptions the visual system makes.
Optical illusionMotion perceptionOp artImpossible object

Question 7: Proponents of this approach consider that the visual system performs some form of ________ to derive a perception from sensory data.
StatisticsStatistical inferenceStatistical hypothesis testingBayesian inference

Question 8: Signals from the retina can also travel directly from the retina to the ________.
Superior colliculusHuman brainEdinger-Westphal nucleusOculomotor nucleus

Question 9: These signals are processed in a hierarchical fashion by different parts of the brain, from the retina to the lateral geniculate nucleus, to the primary and secondary visual cortex of the ________.
BrainDigestionSensory systemNervous system

Question 10: Visual perception is the ability to interpret information and surroundings from visible light reaching the ________.
Nervous systemBrainSensory systemEye


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