An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: Processes and by David Groome

By David Groome

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Marr suggests that representations of objects may be constructed from cylinder-like elements aligned along such axes. Evaluation of Marr's approach Marr’s (1982) approach has found much favour amongst workers endeavouring to model aspects of vision on computers (see Chapter 10). As well as its importance in computational work, however, Marr’s theory has acquired particular importance as a result of the identification of a number of neuropsychological disorders of perception and attention (see Chapter 3) that appear to be usefully discussed in terms of the terminology of the model.

4(b)). This figure can be seen as either two faces or as a vase and it is not difficult to make it alternate rapidly and at will between the two interpretations. Although the interpretations may be seen to alternate, we can never see the two simultaneously. The property of reversibility is not limited to two-dimensional figures. 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.

This involves the subject attending to one input (termed a channel) and repeating the material presented on that channel (termed a message) back aloud. The task is actually surprisingly difficult to accomplish and requires much effort on the part of the subject. PERCEPTION AND ATTENTION 29 Early or late selection? When the subject is required to shadow the input to one ear in the dichotic situation, how much of the input to the other ear is perceived? Early experiments (Broadbent, 1958) suggested that virtually nothing is registered from the non-attended ear.

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