Sensation and Perception. What is Sensation?. A “sensation” occurs when something around you changes…So what does that mean? Any aspect of or change in the environment to which an organism responds is called a stimulus. Example: a light switch being turned on fills a room with light.
Try to name the colors as fast as you can. Not that hard right? How fast are you?
Here is a picture of the baby
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern."
Check out the McGurk Effect
This illustrates what we call Top-Down Processing
-using our history and knowledge to make meaning out of our reality.
We group things based on similarity
We also group based on proximity
This is the principle of closure
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Perceptual set is a bias or readiness to perceive certain aspects of available sensory data and to ignore others
Half the class close your eyes and the other half look at this image
Motion Parallax Video
Relative Motion (motion Parallax)
ESP is a very highly contested topic! Why is this?
Try this ESP test!
Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses such as sight.
Get out a sheet of paper and write down the first color that comes to your mind after each number I say….
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