Gibson's Bottom-up/Direct Theory AO1

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Gibson's Direct Theory

Gibson's direct theory (ecological theory) is known as a bottom-up theory. These theories propose that the process of visual perception starts by analysing the basic features of sensory input and then gradually works up to more complex processing.

Gibson believes:

  • We do not need to do much processing of visual information as there is already enough information in the optic array (the pattern of light reaching our eyes).
  • We do not need to rely on stored knowledge in the brain as there is already enough information in the optic array.
  • We get information about the relative positions of surfaces and objects when we move…

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