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Outline 01:39 Space Perception: Nativist vs. Empiricist: Studies of the Cataract Patient: Gregory (1960s) No support for nativism: o  failure to see illusions that are readily apparent to normally-sighted  individuals No support for empiricism:  o failure to earn to see illusions that are readily apparent to normally-sighted  after 3 months of visual experience Helmholtz’s experiment: Adaptation: o Adults are able to learn to perceive space correctly:  plasticity Adults and babies learn No adaptation: o Fixed in infants and adults Prism adaptation Studies: Put glasses on that distort vision, people end up reaching correctly for an object  even thought their vision is distorded 11 degrees to the left That modifiable to adapt within a matter of minutes or is something else going on People originally thought visual system was changing and adapting
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We then went over studies that that is wrong What changes is where you think your body parts are with respect for the rest of  your body What changes is where you think your hand is in relation to the object, not the  object itself Visual system is not plastic; does not change Our perception of where our body parts are changes Adaptation only changes if you use your body part that you are pointing with But if you use your other hand, the ability completely goes away
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PSYCH 326 taught by Professor Renken during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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