Monocular Cues
Grouping
Constancy
Selective Attention

100

When two objects are similar in size, but the one farther away appears to be smaller

What is relative size?

100

Filling in the gaps to create a whole object

What is closure?

100

Perceiving objects as unchanging even as illumination and retinal images change.

What is perceptual constancy? 

100

This form of selective attention is failing to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere. 

What is inattentional blindness? 

200

Parallel lines that seem to converge as the distance increase

What is linear perspective?

200

Grouping nearby figures together

What is proximity?

200

Perceiving an object having a constant size, even when our distance from it varies. 

What is size constancy?

200

In an experiment, 40 percent of people focused on repeating a list of sometimes challenging words failed to notice a change in the person speaking. This is known as what?

What is change deafness? 

300

When objects are higher in our field of vision, it appears to be farther away

What is relative height?

300

The perception of linked spots, lines, or areas as a single unit

What is connectedness?

300

A piece of black paper in the sunlight may reflect 100 times more light than white paper, but would still appear as black. What type of constancy is illustrated? 

What is lightness constancy? 

300

Brian cannot focus on everything all at one time. Instead, his awareness chooses to focus on only a limited aspect of what he experiences. What is this called? 

What is selective attention?

400

Sally is able to see the details of the road in front of her, but as she looks farther down, the road appears to be smoother. What monocular cue is used?

What is texture gradient? 

400

Perceiving smooth, continuous patterns rather than discontinuous ones

What is continuity?

400

The distorted room which helps us understand the perceived relationship between distance and size can also be known as? 

What is Muller-Lyer illusion? 

400

When Amanda was wearing a headset that had two conversations, one in each ear, she could only repeat back one conversation. What is this selective attention called? 

What is cocktail party effect?

500

Josh is looking at a painting where part of the river is blocked by the trees, making the tree appear closer. This observation shows that the artist used what type of monocular cue?

What is interposition?

500

Brandon is grouping his different shaped erasers according to their shape. What method is he using?

What is similarity? 

500

When the door opens, it casts a changing shape, but Felicia still manages to perceive it as a door like shape. What type of constancy is this? 

What is shape constancy?

500

When asked to choose between which of the two boys were cuter, Samantha was unaware of which boy she was talking about because she was too busy thinking about the reason for her decision. This is known as what? 

What is choice-blindness?