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Perception II: Organizing the world into meaningful perceptual experiences

1. The perception of depth: How do we experience three-dimensional space if the proxilmal stimulus (retinal image) is always two-dimensional? Molyneux’s answer.

2. Depth cues and stereopsis

a. Monocular cues:

b. Oculmotor cues:

c. Binocular cues – RETINAL DISPARITY

d. The perception of depth through motion – MOTION PARALAX

3. Lightness, size, and shape CONSTANCY.

4. Visual illusions.  Examples:

a. The moon illusion

b. The Muller-Lyer illusion

c. The Ponzo illusion

d. The Ames room illusion

5. Top-down processes in perception – the role of prior experience and expectations