Psych 352 - Class 4
Perception of Objects

Now that we have gotten information into the sensory system and encodedin the nervous system, how do we start to "parse" the scene?

 How do we tell what is all part of the same object?

 Gestalt and Perceptual Cues

Sometimes we see things that aren't there
Illusory Contours

 How do we see in three dimensions?

 Binocular depth cues

Monocular depth cues How do we RECOGNIZE what we are seeing?

 Visual Pattern Recognition

IMPORTANT RECURRING CONCEPT: Bottom-up versus top-down processing

Interesting Links Related to Perception:
The works of M.C. Escher