QBook - Psychology Section #862

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QBook - Psychology Section #862

Post by JBike » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:28 pm

#862 from the QBook asks "At what point is the animal's absolute threshold reached?". The information given states that at 0.5 dB, the animal's hair cells are not stimulated and at 2 dB, a signal is sent to the CNS. The answer key states that the answer to this question is "B) 0.5 dB".

I know the absolute threshold is the point at which the sensory system is activated, so I put "C) 2 dB" as my answer. Since the information given says 0.5 dB does not even stir the hair cells, I interpreted that to mean there is no stimulation of the sensory system.

Can help me figure out where I went wrong with this one?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: QBook - Psychology Section #862

Post by NS_Tutor_Andrew » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Hi Justin,

Thanks for the excellent question! You're absolutely right here. We will make a note to fix this question for the next edition of the QBook. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any further questions that you might have!
Andrew D.
Content Manager, Next Step Test Prep.
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