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Unformatted text preview: move with the figure Size constancy-because we can judge depth and distance, we perceive the seize of an object as constant, even though its retinal image changes dramatically as distance varies-hand to face, people in distance-children under 6 dont maintain size constancy Nature vs. Nurture in Perception-The Nativist position-Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)-perception and all its components is inborn-The Empiricist position-John Locke (1632-1704)-perception and all its components is learned-William Molyneux (1690)-The grand experiment-cubes and spheres-Evidence for Nativism 1. The Visual Cliff Experiments-test 6-14 month infants on a fake cliff-infants did not cross the visual cliff-is depth perception inborn or die the infants learn something in their 1 st 6 months-test on 4 month kittens raised in the dark...
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- Fall '06
- MAAS, J