PSYC2280_Test_1_Notes - 13:34 Artusesvariousopticalillusions

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13:34 Art uses various optical illusions 1. The blurriness of peripheral vision 2. Luminance… Where system-color blind –deals with spatial organization What system-is not The eye is never passive… 1. We reconstruct the world 2. We don’t see what is there 3. We see things that aren’t there 3. We see things that aren’t there Default assumption we make: light source comes from above 4. We use our brains more than we use our eyes duck with “dog mask” picture with no bench ‘impossible triangle’ sculpture Picasso sketchings Beauty and Bad taste
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First: beauty in the human face (and body) -Intensification of what we really like Theory of facial perspective: 1. Of what is good for gene propagation 2. Of what we already know 1. Of what is good for gene propagation Waist-to-hip ratio—humans usually have preference for WHR 0.65-0.70 o Why do we like this WHR? –Lower WHR signifies youth; lower WHR in  early 20’s;also very good marker for health (heart attacks, atherosclerosis)  low WHR=less risk for these conditions; low WHR=higher estrogen  levels fertility Low WHR=young,fertile,healthy o Also symbol of gender-males have high WHR, women have low WHR o Also are cultural preferences o 1)Different cultures “improve” beauty in different ways o 2)Different body types are judged to be more attractive in different parties  of the world o 3)Body type standards vary overtime o People like symmetry-signal of health
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PTFE 3720 taught by Professor Realff during the Spring '09 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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PSYC2280_Test_1_Notes - 13:34 Artusesvariousopticalillusions

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