Perception - Key Terms

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SENSATION
The physical process of collecting data from the environment via the senses.
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PERCEPTION
The cognitive process of interpreting data once it has been sensed.
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ILLUSION
The effect of misinterpreting data.
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SHAPE CONSTANCY
The ability to perceive the shape of an object as constant even if it appears to change through movement.
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COLOUR CONSTANCY
The ability to perceive the colour of an object as constant even if it appears to change with changes in lighting.
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DEPTH PERCEPTION
The ability of our eyes and brain to add a third dimension to every thing we see.
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CONSTRUCTIVIST THEORY
The theory that perception is constructed using past experiences.
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TOP-DOWN PROCESSING
When perception is dominated by what we expect to see.
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PERCEPTUAL SET
A tendency to perceive something in line with what you expect based on past experiences.
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NATIVIST THEORY
The theory that perception is a natural and instinctive process.
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BOTTOM-UP PROCESSING
When perception is dominated by what enters through the eyes.
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