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Unformatted text preview: Perception is:-The selection, organization and interpretation of-patterns of sensory information-to allow us to understand the meaning of objects and events FOUR TYPES OF PERCEPTION-form-depth -size-motion FORM PERCEPTION-figure vs. ground-Gestalt laws of perceptual organization-shape constancy-illusions of form FIGURE vs. GROUND-to recognize a form (or figure), we need to distinguish it from everything else-“everything else” = “ground”-Figure and ground can sometimes change GESTALT LAWAS OF PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION-proximity-similarity-continuity -connectedness-closure SHAPE CONSTANCY-if we know the shape of something (e.g., car, door, dog)-Perceive shape as unchanging-even though image on the retina may change-depending on angle of viewing ILLUSIONS OF FORM-subjective contours-impossible figures Impossible figures...
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- Spring '08
- Photoreceptor cell