infchi psych - chapter 5 notes

infchi psych - chapter 5 notes - Chapter 5 Notes Seeing,...

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Chapter 5 Notes Seeing, Thinking, and Doing in Infancy Perception Sensation – the processing of basic information from the external world by the sensory receptors in the sense organs (eyes, ears, skin, etc.) and brain Perception – the process of organizing and interpreting sensory information Vision Preferential looking – a method for studying visual attention in infants that involves showing infants two patterns or two objects at a time to see if the infants have a preference for one over the other Visual Acuity Visual acuity – the sharpness of visual discrimination Contrast sensitivity – the ability to detect differences in light and dark areas in a visual pattern Fovea – the central region of the retina Object Perception Perceptual constancy – the perception of objects as being of constant size, shape, color, etc. despite physical differences in the retinal image of the object Object segregation
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