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Organized whole. Gestalt psychologists emphasized our tendency to integrate pieces of information into meaningful wholes
Organization of the visual field into objects (the figures) that stand out from their surroundings (the ground)
Perceptual tendency to organize stimuli into coherent groups
Ability to see objects in 3D although the images that strike the retina are 2D; allows us to judge distance
Laboratory device for testing depth perception in infants and young animals
Depth cues, such as retinal disparity, that depend on the use of 2 eyes
Binocular cue for perceiving depth; comparing images from the retinas in the two eyes, brain computes distance the greater the disparity (difference) between the 2 images, closer the object
Depth cues, such as interposition and linear perspective, available to either eye alone
Illusion of movement created when 2 or more adjacent lights blink on and off in quick succession
Perceiving objects as unchanging (having consistent shapes, size, lightness, and color) even as illumination and retinal images change
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