Sensation and Perception lab
Goal: To present a critical analysis on a topic of interest in sensation and perception
research. This will be an overview paper reporting the major components of some topic
of current (
The Visual Cortex and
BeyondChapters 3 and 4
Review of the Retina
Duplexity theory of vision cones
and rod mediate different kinds of
Cones photopic (daytime) vision
High-acuity color information in good
Rods scotopic (nighttime) vision
2.Predating animals vs prey animals
4.Eye movement, stop
5.Jj Gibson, object array object flow focus of expansion gradient of flow.
6.Motion different type in movies and cartoons.
Clinical Aspects of
Visual impairment can be due to
Improper focusing of light onto retina
Blurring of light entering eye
Neuronal damage to the optic nerve
Improper focusing onto the retina
The Challenge of Object Perception
The stimulus on the receptors is ambiguous.
projection problem: An image on the
retina can be caused by an infinite number of
Objects can be hidden or blurred.
Sources of Prejudice
Prejudice comes from many different types of sources, from the media to our parents
themselves. Although I consider myself very tolerant and accepting of other groups, I have used
many sources of prejudice against other ind
The idea that experience from the senses is the only source of knowledge.
The idea that the mind is the true reality and objects exist only as aspects of
the minds awareness. Mentalism is a type of monism. Thomas Hobbes