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Perception 1 - Perception Why study perception Perception...

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1 Perception Perception Why study perception? Perception is the means by which we link the external world to our inner, mental world. Locke (1632-1704): Everything we know, we know from our senses. Try to imagine a smell you've never smelled before. Perception is constructive. What color are light rays? We tend to think that our senses give us an unbiased view of the world, but this is not true. The visible spectrum and the four unique hues The information hitting our sensory receptors is often ambiguous
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2 Al Bregman
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4 Roger Shepard
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7 Gestalt Principles of Grouping How do we perceive objects in the world? proximity similarity good continuation symmetry common fate Steve Palmer
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8 http://www.psychologie.tu- dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Mat erial/www.illusionworks.com/html/hi dden_bird.html Object Perception The perceptual system constructs a representation of reality It does this without our conscious awareness and often without our conscious control The system is actually designed to misperceive reality
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