Optical illusions

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  • Analysis Of Beau Lotto's Video Optical Illusion

    A Brief Synopses/ Introduction In the Ted Talks video Optical Illusion, Beau Lotto started his presentation with a game of two panels (a white panel and a black panel) containing colored dots. By engaging the audience to identify the colors that where exactly the same on both panels, he explained that the purpose of the game was for the audience to see the world as it is. Next, Beau Lotto describes why color is important and how we use color to make sense of sensory information. First, he uses the black and white jungle scene versus the colored jungle scene to portray color perception. In particular, he outlines how individuals are unable to see a predator in a black and white jungle scene because they view the surfaces according to the amount of light that it reflects as opposed viewing a surface according to the quality of light that they reflect where we can clearly see the predator. Consequently, Lotto declares that “what you 've just done is, in many respects, mathematically impossible. Why? Because, as Berkeley tells us, we have no direct access to our physical world, other than through our senses” Lotto, B. (2009, July). He further proclaims that “the light that falls onto our eyes is determined by multiple things in the world -- not only the color of objects, but also the color of…

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  • Case Study: My Ten Month Old Child

    Developmental change is an elementary fact of human life and the first three years are crucial for the individual. Each infant and/or toddler has a unique development path, yet each respective development process shares the same principles that have been outlined by years of psychological studies. By observing the substructures of development, one may gain an appreciation for life and a greater understanding of what is normal. Recently, I conducted an observation of my ten month old daughter,…

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  • AP Psychology: Optical Illusions

    From birth, we are constantly reaching for anything that piques our interest, whether it be the faces of our parents or the unknown object standing before us. Installed in us from a young age, curiosity is the hunger—in the most literal sense—for knowledge. My curiosity for the human mind grew into a desire for the study of the it and human nature. (needs transition)I found myself questioning what it is that cultivates the emotions and behavior that emerge from our brain. While taking AP…

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  • Optical Illusions, Aristotle, And Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    Through out time knowledge about optical illusions has been deepened by many different philosophers and researchers to strengthen the explanations of illusions. Epicharmus and Protagoras, Aristotle, and Plato are only some famous philosophers well known to this day that have contributed their own knowledge about, what actually are optical illusions? Epicharmus is a Greek poet and inventor of Sicilian Comedy during 540 and 450 BC. He was one of the earliest to appreciate the concept of optical…

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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…

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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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  • Bramblitt's Essay On Reason Vs. Sense Perception

    but 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 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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