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AP Psychology Study Stack

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standard deviation a computed neasure of how much scores vary around the mean score.
sensory neuron neurons that carry incoming information from the sensory receptors to the brain and spinal cord.
motor neuron neurons that carry outgoing information from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles and glands.
interneurons neurons within the brain and spinal cord that communicate internally and intervene between the sensory inputs and motor outputs.
peripheral nervous system the sensory and motor neurons that connect the CNS to the rest of the body.
somatic nervous system the division of the peripheral nervous systemm that controls the body's skeletal muscles.
autonomic nervous system the part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses and its parasympathetic division calms.
amygdala linked to emotion
place theory in hearing, the theory that links the pitch we hear with the place where the cochlea's membrane is stimulated.
frequency theory in hearing, the theory that the rate of nerve impulses traveling uo the auditory nerve matches the frequency of a tone, thus enabling us to sense its pitch.
gestalt an organized whole.
figure-ground figures that stand out from their surroundings.
binocular cues depth cues, such as retinal disparity, that depend on the use of two eyes.
retinal disparity the greater the difference between two images, the closer the object.
catharsis emotional release.
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