UNIT 2 - Cognitive Psychology - PERCEPTION

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Perception
The process of changing information received from the environment into an experience of objects, sounds ect.
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Eye
Sense organ that is sensitive to light.
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Iris
A circular muscle that contracts and relaxes depending on light density.
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Pupil
A hole in the middle of the iris.
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Lens
The lens, by changing shape, functions to chnage the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at various distances.
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Optic Nerve
Carries information from the eye to the brain.
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Cornea
Transparent cover on the front of the eye that allows light in while protecting it.
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Gesalt Principles
The emphasis on the whole (perceptual image) is always greater than the sum of its parts. This means that the visual image is more than just a sum of component parts.
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Visual illusion/ visual perception
The process of interperting. oganising and elaborting information received through the visual system (sensory information).
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Sense organ that is sensitive to light.

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Eye

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A circular muscle that contracts and relaxes depending on light density.

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A hole in the middle of the iris.

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The lens, by changing shape, functions to chnage the focal distance of the eye so that it can focus on objects at various distances.

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