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Perceptual Stability

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Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 1000
Professor
Nick Skinner
Semester
Fall

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David Molnar October 25, 2011 Psychology 1000 - Lecture 6 - S, P + C III 1-3 4. Perceptual Stability a. Perceptual Constancy b. Perceptual Organization - principle of figure-ground - principle of contour - principle of grouping - similarity - symmetry (good figure) - continuation - proximity (nearness) - “principle” of closure - illusions Perceptual Organization - We have an un-learned capacity, ability and thus tendency to organize incoming sensations into patterns. - Those patterns are technically called Gestalts meaning “forms” or “wholes”. - Figure ground: We have an innate ability to be able to distinguish an object or event by its background. The object is referred to as figure, background referred to as groun
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