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DQ 1 Wk 2 - dimensional evidence about the item If we...

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What is visual perception? Visual perception is one of the senses, containing the capacity to sense light and deduce (see) it as the perception known as sight or naked eye vision. The foremost difficulty in visual perception is that what we see is not merely a conversion of retinal stimuli (i.e., the image on the retina). Therefore, those that are fascinated in perception have long fought to enlighten what visual processing does to form what we actually see. Mcleod, S. A. (2007). Simply Psychology; Retrieved 1 February 2012, from http://www.simplypsychology.org/perception-theories.html Why is visual perception such a difficult task to engage in? Evidence we have about what we see is unspecified (Willingham, p. 72). Form, pigment, and image help us to distinguish three dimensional objects when our eye will receive only two-
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Unformatted text preview: dimensional evidence about the item. If we controlled only some of this evidence; for example, blue, and rectangle, it would be very hard for one to conclude whether a house is really a house, because we have limited our perspective. Another thing that would be difficult to distinguish is whether objects are close to us, like the side mirrors on our vehicles state, “objects are closer than they appear”. It is essential for our brain to reflect on all of this to recognize the object, and this makes visual perception difficult. Fortunately, we can typically figure out what the object is, pertinent to the evidence we gather about the objects around it. Willingham, D. T. (2007). Cognition: The thinking animal (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall...
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