An Invitation to Cognitive Science: Visual Cognition , 2nd by Lila R. Gleitman

By Lila R. Gleitman

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1 Phenomenological Studies Experimental phenomenology is a valuable tool for studying perception. It requires the discerning characterization of a person's visual experience in response to well-defined stimuli. Although it is somewhat unusual in a scientific field to dwell on the details of private conscious experiences, it is Page 7 an essential step to understanding perception. It also gives the study of perception its particular immediacy. Contemporary scientific research in most fields requires complex measuring devices, extensive data collection, and statistical analysisall of which distance us from the primary data.

Then, according to Rule 3, region y and z can become connected behind the occluder. 8) in which border ownership changes with the introduction of an occluding figure. 8 Effect of occluder facilitating the recognition of an object behind. (A) Fragments of the letter B. (B) Same fragments plus the occluder, which makes recognition of the letter much easier. Also, note the existence of T-junctions indicating depth and occlusion. (Reproduced with permission from A. L. Bregman, Asking the "what for" question in auditory perception.

16, either cross fusing the left and center images or parallel fusing the center and right image. If fusion is successful, the perceptual consequences should be apparent and dramatic. 17b. The square, which appears even blacker than the background, lies in front of the rest of the pattern and is bounded by very sharp vertical edges. 17b. Thus, the left edge of the phantom occluding square is perceived to the immediate right of the left-eye-only unpaired points, and the right edge is perceived to the immediate left of right-eye-only unpaired points.

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