I wanted to write about a topic that I found most interesting out of chapters 1-4. I couldn't help but show my roommate the illusions we discussed in class when reading and reviewing chapter three. Of course she had to ask, "why does one look darker than the other?" I answered, "Lateral Inhibition!" I tried to explain to her that when one nerve fiver goes off, its neighbor nerve fibers are effected. To say the least, I think I made her more confused after our conversation. I found this video that shows some of the illusions we learned about in class along with other interesting illusions as well. It also shows that its not just black, white, and grays that can be processed incorrectly but colors as well depending if its next to a lighter or darker color. Check it out!
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.