Psychology Chapter 4

Psychology Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Perception vs. Sensation...

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Chapter 4 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. Definitions of Perception Perception is the selection, organization, and interpretation of sensory input. Perception as Cognitive Processing Reversible Figures and Perception Illusions and Perception Perceptual Set A readiness to perceive a stimulus in a particular way. Feature Analysis The process of detecting specific elements in visual input and assembling them into a more complex form. Bottom-Up Processing A progression from individual elements to the whole. Top-Down Processing A progression from the whole to the elements frequently involved in perceptions of form. The Gestalt School Phi Phenomenon Getting the time interval just right between segments of the “glob of sensation” so we see things fluidly rather than in segments. Gestalt Laws: Figure and Ground
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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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Psychology Chapter 4 - Chapter 4 Perception vs. Sensation...

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