FINAL- Perception

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Perception Study Guide Perception vs. Sensation The two are hard to separate because people automatically start organizing incoming sensory stimulation the moment it arrives. Sensation is the stimulation of sense organs while perception is the selection, organization, and interpretation of sensory input. Gestalt Laws: Figure and Ground Dividing visual displays into figure and groupd is a fundamental way in which people organize visual perceptions. Gestalt Laws: Proximity Things that are near one another seem to belong together. Gestalt Laws: Similarity People tend to group stimuli that are similar. Gestalt Laws: Closure People often group elements to create a sense of closure, or completeness. Thus, you may “complete” figures that actually have gaps in them. Gestalt Laws: Continuity The principle of continuity reflects people’s tendency to follow in whatever direction they’ve been lead. Thus, people tend to connect points that result in straight or
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Unformatted text preview: gently curved lines that create “smooth” paths Gestalt Laws: Simplicity People tend to group elements that combine to form a good figure. Monocular Depth Cues Clues from a single eye. They may involve having images of objects at different distances moving across the retina at different rates, as well as feeling the accommodation or change in the shape of the lens as the eye focuses. Retinal Disparity Your eyes are separated so that each eye gets a slightly different view of the world Perceptual Constancies Tendencies to experience a stable perception in the face of continually changing stimuli. For example, when a person walks toward you they get larger perceptually without actually growing. Perceptual Learning Organization in Perception Perception Study Guide Sensitive Periods...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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