Size Constancy And Perceptual Adaptation

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Research on size constancy, restored vision, perceptual adaptation, and perceptual set supports and refutes John Locke’s emphasis in different ways. Perceptual adaption is one that would support his emphasis of leaning in perception because if someone is given a new pair of glasses, at first we feel disoriented, but after a while we will adapt and adjust. (Exploring Psychology, 215) Another one that supports his learning in perception would be perceptual set, which is a set of mental tendencies and assumptions that affects what we hear, see, and feel. In a picture of either a man playing a saxophone, or a woman’s face will depend on who you are and different people will see a different image. (Exploring Psychology, 197) One of these that refutes

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