Psych 101 Module 16 - Psych 101 Module 16 Perceptual...

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Psych 101 Module 16 Perceptual Organization 16/10/2007 12:49:00 Visual capture-  the tendency for vision to dominate the other senses. Gestalt-  an organized whole.  Gestalt psychologists emphasized our tendency to  integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes. Figure-ground - the organization of the visual field into objects (figures) that stand  out from their surroundings (ground). Grouping - the perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups. Depth perception - the ability to see objects in three dimensions although the  images that strike the retina are two dimensional; allows us to judge distance. Visual cliff - a laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young  animals. Binocular cues - depth cues, such as retinal disparity and convergence, that depend  on the use of two eyes.
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Maas, j during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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