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CSU PSY 252 EXAM 1 Witt
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Myth 1 states that perception is easy. What is the truth about perception?
perception is hard because of the way we percieve the world.
1. the image we are seeing is actually upside down
2. we encounter a blindspot every time we move our eyes
3. we are blind everytime we close our eyes
We see the world in 3D, but how do we perceive it?
we perceive it as a 2D image through our retina and depth cues
What is the difference between linear convergence and relative size?
linear conversion is a way that our brain perceives a road for example and understands that is might look wider in front of us, but is actually the same size all the way through. Relative size is like noticing that telephone poles might look like a bunch of different sizes on the side of the road, but in fact are all the same size and our brain utilizes relative size to understand their size.
What is texture gradient?
texture gradient is when a group of things might look clumped together far away but much more spread out when seen at a closer distance
Gestalt principles of organization
grouping by similarity, seeing columns, not rows
grouping by proximity
seeing rows not columns
Myth 2 states that we "See Everything" why is this false
there is no way of knowing what we are actually seeing and not seeing
rods and cones
two vital pathways
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