an organized whole; tendency to integrate pieces of info into meaningful wholes
organization of visual field into objects that stand out from surroundings
ability to see in objects in 3 dimensions; judge distance
labratory device for testing depth perception in infants
depth cues that depend on the use of 2 eyes
depth cues available to either eye alone
binocular cue for perceiving depth; greatest diff b/w 2 images
simultaneous inward movement of both eyes toward each other, usually in an effort to maintain single binocular vision when viewing an object
if we assume two objects are similar in size, most people perceive the one that casts the smaller retinal image as farther away
if one object partially blocks our view of another, we perceive it as closer
we perceive objects higher in our field of vision as farther away
as we move, objects that are actually stable may appear to move
parallel lines appear to converge with distance
perceiving objects as unchanging, even in illumination changes
in vision, the ability to adjust an artifically displaced or even inverted visual field
a mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another
extrasensory perception; the controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input
guides our perception of light and color, shapes perception, immediate context may trigger radically diff perceptions
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