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Ch.6.ppt - F07 - Chapter 6: Perception Sensation a process...

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05/11/09 Chapter 6: Perception Sensation a process by which our sensory receptors and nervous system receive and represent stimulus energy Perception a process of organizing and interpreting sensory information, enabling us to recognize meaningful objects and events
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05/11/09 Is There Extrasensory Perception? Perception without sensory input is called extrasensory perception (ESP). A large percentage of scientists do not believe in ESP. Paranormal phenomena include astrological predictions, psychic healing, communication with the dead, and out-of-body experiences, but most relevant are telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition.
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05/11/09 Premonitions or Pretensions? Can psychics see the future? Can psychics aid police in identifying locations of dead bodies? What about psychic predictions of the famous Nostradamus? The answers to these questions are NO! Nostradamus’ predictions are “retrofitted” to events that took place after his predictions.
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05/11/09 Perception without Sensation? ExtraSensory Perception (ESP) controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input Telepathy (mind-to-mind communication) Clairvoyance (perceiving remote events) Precognition (perceiving future events) Psychokinesis (mind over matter) Parapsychology the study of paranormal phenomena
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05/11/09 Putting ESP to Experimental Test In an experiment with 28,000 individuals, Wiseman attempted to prove whether or not one can psychically influence or predict a coin toss. People were able to correctly influence or predict a coin toss 49.8% of the time.
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05/11/09 Perception and Attention Selective attention Change Blindness Change blindness is a form of inattentional blindness  in which two-thirds of individuals giving directions  failed to notice a change in the individual asking for  directions. 
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05/11/09 Perceptual Organization-Muller-Lyer Perceptual Organization-Muller-Lyer Illusion Illusion
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