Unit 4-5

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  1. Color constancy?
    Perceiving familiar objects as having consistent color, even if changing illumination alters the wavelengths reflected by the objects
  2. Perceptual adaptation?
    In vision, the ability to adjust to an artificially displaced or even inverted visual field
  3. Perceptual set?
    A mental predisposition to perceive one thing and not another
  4. Extrasensory perception (ESP)?
    Controversial claim that perception can occur apart from sensory input; includes telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition
  5. Parapsychology?
    The study of paranormal phenomena, including ESP and psychokinesis
  6. Continuity?
    Organize stimuli into smooth, continuous patterns
  7. Promimity?
    Grouping items that are close to eachother
  8. Similarity?
    Grouping of itemss that look alike
  9. Connectedness?
    Tendency to perceive uniform or attached items as a signal unit
  10. Closure?
    Prinicple that we fill in gaps to create a complete, whole object
  11. Olfaction?
    Chemical sense, like taste or smell, no distinct receptor for each detectable odor
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Unit 4-5
2011-10-27 02:59:11
AP Psych

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