Psychology - Perception Overview

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Perception: the process of interpreting information from the senses.

Theories of perceptual organisation.

- Gibson (1979): Bottom-up theory.

- Gregory (1997): Top-down theory.

Development of perception:

  • Nature v Nurture.
  • Infant studies.
  • Cross-cultural studies.
  • Other research, e.g. animal studies.

Face recognition and visual agnosias:

  • Face recognition.
  • Visual agnosias.

Key studies.

- Gibson (1979): bottom-up perception.

- Gregory (1997): top-down perception.

- Palmer (1975a), (1975b): a = bottom-up and top-down…


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