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Simon and the Car Alarm

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Although Simon was sitting right next to his parents while eating at a picnic, he heard a far-away car alarm minutes before they did.

Which of the following accounts why initially Simon heard the alarm and his parents did not?

A

Simon did not experience sensory adaptation, while his parents did.

B

Simon has a lower absolute threshold for sound than does his parents.

C

The sound of the car alarm exceeded the absolute threshold for hearing in the case of Simon's parents, but not for Simon.

D

Simon has more sensitive olfactory receptors than do his parents.

E

Simon seems to have a more developed vestibular sense than his parents.