Chapter 5: Sensing and Perceiving

True or False?

Remember to go beyond just True or False – use these questions as an opportunity to review your knowledge of the topic


  1. Linear perspective refers to the fact that when one object overlaps another we perceive it as being closer to us.
  2. People with blindsight are psychic.
  3. Umami is a flavour found in MSG.
  4. The vestibular system is important in enabling us to keep our balance.
  5. The field of psychophysics was founded by Fechner.
  6. The retina is a membrane in the upper nasal passage.
  7. Rods specialize in detecting black, white and gray.
  8. Sensory adaptation refers to diminished sensitivity after prolonged and constant exposure.
  9. The moon appears larger when it is near the horizon than when it is seen overhead.
  10. The middle ear contains six tiny bones.


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