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Chapter 6. Section 6: Puzzles of Perception. Questions. Can we perceive what is happening in the world without being conscious of doing so? Can we pick up signals from the world or from other people without using sensory channels?. Subliminal Perception.

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Chapter 6

Chapter 6

Section 6: Puzzles of Perception


Questions

Questions

  • Can we perceive what is happening in the world without being conscious of doing so?

  • Can we pick up signals from the world or from other people without using sensory channels?


Subliminal perception

Subliminal Perception

  • Even when people are oblivious to speech sounds, they are processing & recognizing those sounds at some level

    • Above people’s absolute threshold (AT)


Perceiving without awareness

Perceiving without awareness

  • A simple visual stimulus can affect your behavior even when you are unaware that you saw it


Extrasensory perception reality or illusion

Extrasensory Perception: Reality or Illusion?

  • Extrasensory Perception (ESP):

    • The ability to perceive something without ordinary sensory information

    • This has not been scientifically demonstrated


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  • Three types of ESP:

    • Telepathy – Mind-to-mind communication

    • Clairvoyance – Perception of remote events

    • Precognition – Ability to see future events


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  • Most “evidence” comes from anecdotal accounts

    • Not always accurate

    • Assignments

      • Read Psychology in the News pg 207

        &

      • Taking Psychology with You page 208


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