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PSYC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Depth Perception, Necker Cube, Ames Room

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John Mitterer

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Dr. John Mitterer
Lecture # 6 October 24, 2016
- Modules 1-11 17-22 27-31 32-36
- Projects Summaries due this week in seminar, draft of results/method due next week
- Progress Exam December 10, 12-3
- Naïve realism vs constructivism
o Naïve realism is also the copy theory where what they see/hear is always right because
a copy was made into the mind/soul
o Constructivism says the percept was constructed from percept, however discrepancies
cause them to be misconstructions
o Loke’s pia vs seoda ualities
- Bottom-up vs. top-down processing
- Bottom-up processing
o Processing that depends on information from the senses at the bottom (or most basic)
level of perception, with sensory information flowing this low level upward to higher,
cognitive levels
- Top-down processing
o Poessig that ephasizes the ipotae of the oseves’ oepts, epetatios,
and prior knowledge; the kinds of information stored at the top (or highest level) of
- The processing of depth perception
Top-down effects
- Spatial context effects
o E.g. Ames room
Trapezoidal room, the right side is closer to the peephole and the left is further
which results in the difference in size
o Anamorphic Art
Anamorphic pictures are drawings and paintings which appear distorted and
almost unrecognizable
- Temporal context effects
Depth Perception
- The problem of depth perception
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