SLecture 1 what is cog neuro

SLecture 1 what is cog neuro - Moon Illusion . linking your...

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Moon Illusion … linking your knowledge about basic vision to perception Binocular Rivalry … linking neuroscience to other fields such as philosophy Blindsight … case studies. Linking neuroscience to brain pathology.
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What is the moon illusion ? When the full moon rises above the horizon it usually appears much larger than when it is higher in the sky.
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First mentioning of the moon illusion: Aristotle (384-322 BC) Claudius Ptolemaeus (or Ptolemy), second century astronomer, found the first scientific explanation (142 AD): “It is true that the sizes of the celestial bodies appear greater at the horizon; however, this is caused not by their shorter distance, but by the moist atmosphere surrounding the earth, which intervenes between them and our sight. It is just like the apparent enlargement of objects in water, which increases with the depth of immersion.”
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History of the moon illusion: First phase Astronomy: until the 18th century (until astronomers had proved to their satisfaction that
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PSY 259A taught by Professor Sabinekastner during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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