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Psychology
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Psychology 1000
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Dr.Mike
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30-Oct-08 Subject: Psychology Reading Reference: Chapter 5 Topic: Perception (Continued) Depth Perception - Binocular vs. monocular cues o Binocular Cues (come through 2 eye)  Retinal disparity  Eye balls are about 65mm apart  Distance from one eye is at a different depth than the other o Monocular Cues (come through 1 eye)  Relative size (objects in the distance appear smaller)  Overlap (one object interrupts the contours of another, one who is complete is in front of incomplete object)  Linear perspective ( Straight lines converge in the distance ex. Horizon)  Texture Gradient (density and concentration increases in the distance) - Size Constancy o Rescale the size of objects so that they remain constant at any distance o Learned concept (first couple of months) o Many visual illusions reflect inappropriate scaling o Retinal size pitted against linear perspective Ex. The Muller-Lyer Illusion > --- < vs. < --- >  Those who do not live in the “rectangu
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