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1

What is perception?

Perception is the process by which the brain analyses and makes sense out of incoming sensory information.

2

What 3 things does perception allow us to do?

segregate objects from one another and their background, recognise what they are and to judge their
distance from us.

3

How do we segregate objects?

Perceptual organisation into figure and ground. Perceptual organisation of stimuli into coherent patterns.

4

How can the distance be determined using visual cues?

Visual cues such as relative size, superimposition and relative height in field

5

What is superimposition?

When the image of one object partially blocks the image of another by superimposition, the blocked object is perceived as further away.