Perception can be defined as our recognition and interpretation of sensory information. The best example in observing how people differ in perception is through optical illusions, particularly the ones where multiple images can be seen throughout one image. Here we can see who would see a face and who would see the word liar.
or who sees a vase and who see two faces
and lastly, who see a frog and who sees a horse?
Optical illusions are a fun part of perception, the fact that we can all stare at the same image and see different things. Most recently there was the famous controversy over a dress. Do you see black and blue or gold and white?
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.