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Sensation & Perception Unit 2 BOOKLET Name:_____________
Visual Perception The Visual Perceptual system: consists of the complete network of physiological structures and processes and psychological factors involves in vision that interact to create our personal perception of the visual stimuli. Includes: All parts of the eye Neural pathways that connect the eyes and the brain Visual processing areas in the cortex of the brain The visual perceptual system can be examined from two aspects: Ø A sensory perception, which refers to the physiological structures and processes that occur in our eyes and brain and enable us to direct light energy ( Visual sensation) and a psychological perspective (cognitive process). Ø A psychological perspective, which refers to the psychological factors that help organise and interpret and give meaning to the visual stimulus ( Visual perception) Visual Perception: refers to the physiological processes ad the psychological factors that help organise, interpret and give meaning to the visual stimulus. Differences between visual sensation & visual perception: Visual sensation Visual perception Involves reception, transduction and transmission Involves selection, organisation and interpretation Passive Active Purely physiological Physiological and psychological

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