Chapter 6 Final

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Figure-Ground

organization of visual field into objects that stand out from surroundings

Proximity

group nearby figures together

Similarity

group similar figures together

Closure

fill in gaps to create a whole object

Continuity

perceive smooth, continuous patterns

Depth Perception

ability to see in objects in 3 dimensions; judge distance

Binocular Cues

depth cues that depend on the use of 2 eyes

Monocular Cues

depth cues available to either eye alone

Retinal Disparity

binocular cue for perceiving depth; greatest diff b/w 2 images

Convergence

simultaneous inward movement of both eyes toward each other, usually in an effort to maintain single binocular vision when viewing an object

ESP

extrasensory perception; the controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input

Psychokinesis

mind over matter, for example levitating a table

Telepathy

mind to mind communication

Clairvoyance

perceiving remote events

Precognition

perceiving the future

sensation

the process by which our sensory receptors receive info from our environment

perception

the process of interpreting info received from our environment

absolute threshold

minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50% of the time

difference threshold

minimum diff. b/w 2 stimuli required for detection 50% of the time

sensory adaptation

diminished sensitivity as a consequence of constant stimulation

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