By David Groome
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4 (c) illustrates the Necker cube which the observer can make alternate between two possible interpretations. A physical model of this cube, made as a framework of its outer edges, can also be made to alternate, and produces some surprising effects when the cube is made to rotate. These effects will be discussed further when we consider visual illusions in a later section. 4 Gestalt principles: (a) illustrates general grouping principles; (b) illustrates reversible figure; (c) illustrates Necker cube The best-known slogan of the Gestalt school is that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’.
For example, a person walking towards you presents an increasingly large retinal image, yet you do not conclude that the person is growing in size. You are able to maintain a constant perception of their size by making a correction for their increasing proximity. Similarly, a simple visual object such as a rectangular table continues to be perceived as a rectangular table even though we may never have actually seen it as a rectangle (which would involve looking at it from directly above) and typically see it as a variety of rhomboidal shapes, depending upon the viewing angle.
Early experiments (Broadbent, 1958) suggested that virtually nothing is registered from the non-attended ear. Only the most simple physical aspects of the stimulus are noticed, such as whether it is speech or music, or the sex of the speaker in the case of spoken input. 5). In this model, selection takes place at an early stage on the basis of physical characteristics, the most obvious of which is channel. Where the Broadbent model is less successful, however, is in trying to account for switching of attention.
An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and Disorders by David Groome