PSYB57H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Binocular Disparity, Vanishing Point, Parallax
Sensation is concerned with how we take information from the world and turn it into a neural signal. Perception is the brain taking the neural signals in and decoding them. It makes sense of the neural signals so that we can understand and interpret them. How can we separate a table from someone"s hand. Gestalt school of thought states that we process things as a whole. Similarity: objects in our experience that are similar to each other are probably part of the same thing/ same object. Closure: two objects that are overlapping are assumed to be whole, people assume that the whole object is there. Proximity: objects that are close to one another are assumed to be part of the same object. Good continuation: two lines that look like they continue into each other, are seen as the same object, we infer that the two lines are connected it they continue on a straight path.