Textbook Notes (363,452)
Canada (158,372)
Psychology (2,948)
PSY270H1 (153)
Chapter 3

Chapter 3

3 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Toronto St. George
Christine Burton

Chapter 3 Perception Pattern-Recognition Systems o How do we recognize patterns? 1 theory states humans have 2 systems for recognizing patterns First system specialized in recognition of parts of objects and in assembling those parts to distinctive wholes (i.e. flower= the stamen, pistil, stem, petals etc.) Second system specialized in recognizing larger configuration (i.e. flower=beauty and form) o Second system most likely used for face recognition (i.e. recognize him or her on a daily basis using configurations, sometimes wont notice small changes (i.e. hair cut etc) Face recognition occurs, at least in part, in the fusiform gyrusf the temporal lobe Face recognition occurs in early life (infants track movement of photos of human faces more rapidly than other stimuli) TASK shown objects, faces and houses o Name of the person paired with face, name of owner paired with houses o After 6 trials, asked to recognize the faces or houses as a whole (i.e. show just nose or ear, window or door) o RESULT people were better at recognizing houses, whether presented with parts or wholes, people had difficulty recognizing PARTS of faces than in whole faces. o Face recognition depends on configurational system o Emotion increases activation in fus
More Less

Related notes for PSY270H1

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.