Question 1: Answer 4

Which stimulus will give the strongest respons?

Answer Chosen was: The receptive field with the center region filled, but so is part of the surrounding field.

This answer is incorrect because the surrounding field is inhibitory and subtracts from the stimulation of the central region reducing the overall firing rate.
(Coren, Ward, & Enns, 1994).


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John H. Krantz, Ph.D.

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