Theories of "Seeing" & Collage Panoramas
Questions based upon the Theories of Seeing and Collage Style Panoramas lecture
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1. How it is that we can recall some images and not others? Part of the answer is that the brain responds to four main attributes in everything we see. What is not one of those four attributes mentioned in our presentation? *
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2. How do we ascribe meaning to things we see? Visual attributes are not the only factors that determine whether images have impact. Humans attach meaning to objects based on psychology too… A variety of theories have been used to describe the psychological factors involved in understanding what we see. Which is not one of the theories we discussed in class? *
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3. Gestalt Theory: developed by Max Wertheimer, and others, in Germany in 1920’s, gets its name from the word “Gestalt” –German, meaning “form or shape.” Answer the questions below based on the summary of this theory. The ________ merely takes in the visual stimuli, it’s the __________ that arranges the visual stimuli into a coherent image. *
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4. Wertheimer’s ideas about the way we interpret the world led to the famous observation: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” *
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5. Semiotics -the study of signs, is another theory of visual cognition. We briefly described the characteristic of three types of signs: iconic, indexical and symbolic signs. Which of those three signs is the easiest to interpret? *
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6. Which of these signs is learned, but the meaning we give them is greatly influenced by social and cultural factors? *
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7. Which of these signs is learned through life experiences, like footprints in the sand, and takes a little longer to interpret? *
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8. We also touched on the cognitive theory of perception. Pick the following statement that best describes that theory. *
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9. The “blind spot” is not a theory of perception, but a physiological factor that offers insight into the “reality” of our perception. Complete the following sentence using the best choices. “The blind spot in our vision is caused by the connection of the _________________ to the ______________ nerve.” *
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10. If blind spots overlap, or if you are looking through one eye, the blank spot that is missing in our vision gets filled in… so on some occasions, a portion of the “reality” we see is actually created by our... *
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11. Collage style panoramas use which of the following physiological factors and psychological theories of “seeing.” *
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