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					AP Psych Agenda

    10.25.10
Quiz…
1. Explain how a perceptual set can influence one’s
   perception of a certain stimulus.
2. What Gestalt principle is illustrated in the figure below:




3. What is the                       ear’s gateway to the
   brain?
4. Define context effect
5. Where in the brain are noises interpreted?
Quiz Answers…
1.   You are more likely to see what you expect to see.
2.   Closure
3.   Cochlea
4.   Environmental factors influence one’s perception of a
     stimulus.
5.   Routed through thalamus to the auditory cortex in the
     temporal lobe.
For tonight…
 Do the sensory processes of smell and taste
 Make sure you know all of the major historical figures on the
  sheet
    Perceptual Organization
    Gestalt Laws of Grouping
 Proximity
   Seeing 3 pair of lines in A
 Similarity
   Seeing columns of orange and
    red dots in B
 Continuity
   Seeing lines that connect 1 to 2
    and 3 to 4 in C
 Closure
   Seeing a horse in D
Perceptual Set




 What is seen in the center figures depends on the order
  in which one looks at the figures:
   If scanned from the left, a man’s face is seen.
   If scanned from the right, a woman’s figure is seen.
Perceptual Set
                                Context Effects
 The same physical
  stimulus can be
  interpreted differently
  depending on perceptual
  set, e.g., context effects.
 When is the middle
  character the letter B and
  when is it the number 13?
The Case for ESP

 Extrasensory Perception (ESP)
   The ability to perceive something without ordinary
    sensory information.
   This has not been scientifically demonstrated.
 Parapsychologists distinguish between three types of ESP:
   Telepathy – Mind-to-mind communication
   Clairvoyance – Perception of remote events
   Precognition – Ability to see future events

				
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