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specialized visual receptors that play a key role in daylight vision and color vision
a readiness to perceive a stimulus in a particular way
type of color mixture that works by removing some wavelengths of light, leaving less light than was originally there
cues about distance that can be given in a flat picture
a gradual decline in sensitivity to prolonged stimulation
the neural tissue lining the inside back surface of the eye; it absorbs light, processes image, and sends visual information to the brain
the illusion of movement created by presenting visual stimuli in rapid succesion
a progression from individual elements to the whole
sensory system for smell
runs the length of the spiraled cochlea and holds the auditory receptors, called hair cells
objects that can be represented in two-dimensional pictures but cannot exist in three-dimensional space
visual problem in which close objects are seen clearly but distant objects appear blurry
a progression from the whole to the elements
neurons that respond selectively to very specific features of more complex stimuli
type of color mixture that works by superimposing lights, putting more light in the mixture than exists in any one light by itself
deficiency in the ability to distinguish among colors
a tiny spot in the center of the retina that contains only cones; visual acuity is greatest at this spot
the process in which the eyes become more sensitive to light in low illumination
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a fluid-filled, coiled tunnel that contains the receptors for hearing
clues about distance based on the differing views between the two eyes
a drawing that is compatible with two different interpretations that can shift back and forth
sensory system for taste
pairs of colors that produce gray tones when mixed together
specialized visual receptors that play a key role in night vision and peripheral vision
visual problem in which distant objects are seen clearly but close objects appear blurry
retinal area that, when stimulated, affects the firing of that cell
principle binocular depth cue that refers to the fact that objects within 25 feet project images to slightly different locations on the right and left retinas, so the right and lef
a transparent eye structure that focuses the light rays falling on the retina
involves interpretation of visual cues that indicate how near or far away objects are
the process of detecting specific elements in visual input and assembling them into a more complex form
a visual image that persists after a stimulus is removed
the process in which the eyes become less sensitive to light in high illumination
a tendency to experience a stable perception in the face of continually changing sensory input
clues about distance based on the image in either eye alone
involves an apparently inexplicable discrepancy between the appearance of a visual stimulus and its physical reality
the opening in the center of the iris that helps regulate the amount of light passing into the rear chamber of the eye

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