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  • Moon Illusion Lab Report

    Moon Illusion: A Continued study of Existing Hypothesis Xinran Wei PSYC 182 Reading Group 12 Moon Illusion: A Continued study of Existing Hypothesis One of the most extraordinary optical illusions in nature, the moon illusion has attracted attention from generations of scientists. It seemed that despite of the distance between earth and moon did not change, the size of the moon appeared larger in the horizon but smaller at zenith. The debate of explanation behind this illusion had never stopped. Starting from as early as 330 B.C, Aristotle had discussed the moon illusion and explained it as effect of atmospheric phenomenon occurred close to the horizon (J. T. Enright, 1975). Later advocate of this reasoning stated…

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  • Positive Illusions In Social Psychology

    Positive illusions are unrealistic, biased attitudes that individuals have about themselves and towards other individuals, normally close friends or family members. Positive illusions is “a perception that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality. An illusion is a false mental image or conception which may be a misinterpretation of a real appearance or may be something imagined. It may be pleasing, harmless or even useful (Stein, 1982, p 662). The more…

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  • The Importance Of Perceiving Objects

    crackers split into multiple pieces. The study concluded that infants successfully trace the displacement of fragmented objects but their processing of size may be affected. This suggests that contrary to recent claims infants are able to appreciate the continuity of fragmented objects (Cacchione, 2003, p. 398). D). This phenomenon goes hand in hand with perceiving depth in objects. As perception matures infants develop a sense of danger and more alert to their fear of heights. For example, as…

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  • Comedy Of Errors Essay

    In The Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare raises the question of, “under what situations do people get confused and allow their perception to be easily overcome?” This question is answered by the themes of understanding versus the senses and the theme of suffering. Throughout The Comedy of Errors many characters wind up in highly emotional and suspicious situations. These situations lead to the characters’ perceptions to become overcome due to the confusion they develop. In a similar fashion,…

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  • The Invisible Gorilla

    The awe-inspiring reality that Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons reveals to the blissfully unaware public considers the numerous illusions of life. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuition Deceive Us provides readers with one of the most renowned psychological experiments, clarifying just how much people miss on a daily basis. While presenting the relatively simple task, in hindsight, of counting how many passes the white team made, the participants of this experiment fail to…

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  • Descartes And The Matrix Comparison Essay

    When comparing the concepts from The Matrix to the ideology in the excerpts by Plato and Descartes a common theme is the realization that the world is all a sensory illusion by which an elaborate system of deception can perpetrate individuals to a common belief or perception. One of the main points that is shared between the excerpt by Plato/Descartes and the synopsis of The Matrix is that everything around us is perceived through our senses. Yet, because each individual perceives the world in a…

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  • Bramblitt's Essay On Reason Vs. Sense Perception

    then he discovered painting. He uses his hands to feel the textures of the colours to differentiate between them and can even draw a person just by touching and felling the face of them. People gain their knowledge through information, facts and skills of any kind. When people get new information, they gain trough that new information knowledge. The information that they gain can be through the ways of knowing (emotion, imagination, language, memory, intuition, reason, faith and sense…

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  • The Importance Of Perception

    imperfect. ‘Perception can be ambiguous’ (Gregory 1970). The perception of reality is never completely the same for all of us. We are all influences by what we expect to see. Especially in a situation when we have limited time to take in the information in the first place. As a result we might therefore misinterpret what we actually see. Gibson (1966) and his Bottom Up Processing argued strongly against the impression that perception involves top-down processing. He also criticized Gregory’s…

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  • Who Is Gatsby A Hero

    describes that he “wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart … Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction.” Even though all the main characters has their illusions and ambitions, Nick admires only Gatsby because “there was something gorgeous about him… an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person”. Everybody else’s illusions involved greed, elitism, etc, but only…

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  • Invisible Gorilla Illusions

    possibly mind-blowing. It revealed to me that life, as I know it, is not necessarily what it seems to be. Chabris shares with us what he discovered with Simons about the illusions we see everyday. He categorizes these illusions as the illusions…

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