Opponent-Process Theory


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Who proposed opponent-process theory of color perception?

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1. Which of these is NOT a set of opponent colors as identified by opponent-process theory that are involved in afterimages?

2. In which brain structure does opponent-processing of colors occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo quickly gauge your understanding of opponent-process theory and the purposes it serves today. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know certain terms, such as afterimages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review the following:

  • Origin of opponent-process theory of color perception
  • Opponent color sets involved in afterimages
  • Brain structure in which opponent-processing of colors occurs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding afterimages
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept on the opponent-process theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the origin of opponent-process theory of color perception

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Opponent-Process Theory, which will help you:

  • Determine what afterimages are
  • Identify important principles behind the opponent-process theory
  • Learn about the roles of the thalamus
  • Understand characteristics of the LGN