In 1975 Palmer collected 64 students in a laboratory experiment
He then showed them some visual scenes /contexts. An example of this is a kitchen.
After showing them visual scenes such as the kitchen , he then showed them three objects to identify. bread, a mailbox and a drum.
The results were the participants correctly identified the objects after seeing an appropriate context and the least after seeing an inappropriate context. This shows context affects perception.
For example, This means when they saw a kitchen they were able to identify the bread as bread, because the context and object relate to each other.
Although when seeing the kitchen and then a mailbox they might not have been able to identify the mailbox correctly.
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