Perception Key Words

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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's 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
Refers to the ability of our eyes and brain to add a third dimension to everything 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 we expect to see 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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