Psych pwpt 5 - Perception and Pattern Recognition: Vision...

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Perception and Pattern Recognition: Vision
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What is perception? Sensation is the stimulation in our sensory receptors (eyes, ears, skin) caused by the environment and the initial encoding of that stimulation into the nervous system Perception is the awareness and recognition of things in the world using sensory information The goal of perception is to determine what objects are out in the world, where they are located, and how they are acting (e.g., moving) We will focus on visual perception
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Illusions of perception Which inner circle is larger?
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Illusions of perception Which inner circle looks larger?
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Illusions of perception Which inner circle looks larger? The circles are the same size , but they are perceived as different, even when we know they are the same!
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Visual Sensation Light waves reflected off objects are inverted by the lens and projected onto the retina. Three retinal cell layers Rods and cones Bipolar cells Ganglion cells
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Visual Sensation Contralateral projections
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