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Katelyn Bray Professor Lott Video Reflection Two In the video, “Seeing is Believing”, it shows many examples of how our minds can be tricked by different things that we see. This video shows the differences between sensation and perception. Sensation is defined as the passive reception of data from the 5 external senses: Sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste, whereas perception is defined as actively selecting, organizing, and interpreting what is experienced by your senses. When watching the video, an example that was used to trick our mind of sensation and perception was the chair that made a man look smaller than he really was. In our minds, we see a chair with a man sitting in it looking smaller than the man standing up. However, we aren’t actually perceiving that image correctly. In reality, the chair was cut in half making the top part bigger and further away, keeping the regular size legs closer to the camera. We see that something is changed when the man was asked to stand up and
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Unformatted text preview: come towards the camera revealing that he was farther away. Another example that was used was when two women were the same height placed into a room with uneven floor levels. When placed in opposite corners, one looked short and the other looked very tall. When using sensation, we see that the floor looks the same and we perceive that the room look is even, however when the truth is revealed that one side was elevated, we aren’t able to see it because of the illusion that is put into play. These examples reflects Francis Bacon’s, idols of the tribe, which is defined as universal tendencies for error shared by all human beings. Due to illusions that are being showed to us, everyone is most likely going to fall for it and see the wrong thing, but our minds are being tricked without us really knowing, unless we are told....
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