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Chapter 8

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PSYC 2390
Lana Trick

Chapter 8 a 178188Perceiving MotionFunctions of Motion PerceptionMotion helps us understand events in our environmentMost of what we see is because of motion Think about body language and how it impacts how we perceive someones attitude Or how we can fill up a glass with water It also helps us move through the environment This movement is called optic flow Optic flow the flow of stimuli in the environment that occurs when an observer moves relative to the environment Forward movement causes an expanding optic flow whereas backward movement causes a contracting optic flowCalled the optic flow field forwards or backwardsMotion Agnosia an effect of brain damage in which the ability to perceive motion is disruptedWouldnt be able to follow conversation pour coffee walk etc People would suddenly appear and disappear Attention Capture the ability of motion to attract attention Like when youre looking for your friend in a crowd and they wave so you found them Can occur when youre not even paying attention to itPlays an important role in animal survival animals freeze when they feel dangerWhen Do We Perceive MotionReal Motion the physical motion of a stimulus Examples car driving by people walking bug moving etcIllusionary Motion perception of motion when there is actually noneApparent Motion an illusion of movement that
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