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Noise, as defined by psychophysicists, is background stimulation that interferes with the perception of other stimuli; noise refers not just to auditory stimuli, as the word suggests, but also to unwanted stimuli that interfere with other senses. Give two examples of everyday "noise" and explain how such noise may affect your ability to process sensory information.

"Our senses are so fine-tuned that we might have problems if they were any more sensitive." Explain this statement. Describe the kinds of problems you might encounter if your senses were aware of stimuli (e.g., a dog whistle) that you do not sense now.

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