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Unformatted text preview: Perceiving Stability in a Changing World Combining shots and integrating views in motion Pictures and the Real World 07/06/2009 13:09:00 ← These inferential processes are NOT what make motion pictures different from real world perception. We are cognitively unaware of inferences central to perception ← We share a set of perceptual expectations that allow us to navigate the real world and escape it at the movies ← They don’t often lead us to false conclusions ← ← Central debates in the study of media concerns the relationship btwn our perception of real-world events and mediated events such as motion pictures ← ← Similarity between film and natural perception includes a tendency to perceive events as continuous in the face of large view- to view inconsistencies ← ← observers unable to detect large unexpected changes that occur between views even in objects with their focus of attention ← ← true in both mediated stimuli and during staged real world interactions ← thus the perception of continuity may be an inference that proceeds despite impossible between-view changes ← ← continuity errors are rarely noticed ← only could see 2 out of 9 errors when asked to look for them ← ← may be seen as evidence that film viewing is different from real world perception where these changes would be noticed… film we only see bits of experiences that film makers have chopped up for us ← ← these authors argue= opposite view- change detection failures reveal a deep similarity btwn film viewing and real world perception. • “Change blindness”- for both movies and real world • viewer fills in the blanks by making assumptions ← example: cutting someone’s eyeball • we just assume they use special effects on the person, when really it is completely different object altogether (a pigs eye) although they believe a natural instance of a perception has occurred, their experience was based on cultural assumptions Messaris: suggests the sequence is taken literally because the patterning of images...
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course COMM STD Comm 166 taught by Professor Peterson during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.
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