Refractory Period in Psychology


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Given a case where the two stimuli are very different and the stimuli produce responses that are different, which of the following statements is correct?

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1. Which o the following statements is correct?

2. Why do researchers believe the refractory period occurs?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the refractory period. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the refractory period and stimuli.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Refractory period
  • Cause of refractory period
  • Another name for refractory period

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related refractory period lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to examine information about refractory period in a different light
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about refractory period

Additional Learning

To learn more about refractory period, review the lesson on Refractory Period in Psychology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understand a stimulating environment
  • Learn about the refractory period
  • Recall what happens when two stimuli are too close together
  • Apply knowledge of refractory periods to examples