Brain mechanisms of visual perception: perception is a rapid, automatic, unconscious process. We recognize the information provided by our sense organs: module: block of cortical tissue that receives info from the same group of receptor cells; contains ~150,000 neurons. Used to form the: dorsal stream: flow of into ends in the parietal lobe. Also, when car: extrastriate body area (eba): responds to forms resembling the human body, parahippocampal place area (ppa): activated by visual scenes. People who watched the lights were able to identify what the movements were, and even the sex of the individual performing them. Visual perception of objects: gestalt psychology: a branch of psychology that asserts that the perception of objects is, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. In most cases, visual perception is a combination of top-down and bottom-up processing: principle of linguistic relativity: the hypothesis that the language a person speaks determines his or her thoughts.