Flashcards in W's, X's, Y's, and Z's in Glossary Deck (10):
the distance from the peak on one light or sound wave to the peak of the next
the principle that two stimuli must differ by a constant minimum percentage to be perceived as different, rather than a constant amount
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
the most widely used intelligence test; contains verbal and performance subtests
controls language reception -- a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression, usually in the left temporal lobe
the discomfort and distress that follows discontinuing an addictive drug or behavior
a newer understanding of short-term memory that focuses on conscious, active processing of incoming auditory and visual-spatial info, and of info retrieved from long-term memory
the sex chromosome found in both men and women. Females have 2 X chromosomes; males have 1.
the sex chromosome found only in males, from the dad.
Young-Helmholtz trichromatic theory
the theory that the retina contains 3 different color receptors -- one most sensitive to red, one to green, one to blue -- which, when stimulated in combination, can produce the perception of any color