Palmer 1975

Palmer 1975

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  • Isn't there a tendency to notice somethings more than others? It can be caused be experience, context or expectations right?
  • Palmer, 1975
  • I need to know whether context affects perception... I need 64 students
  • Palmers Study, 1975
  • What objects do you see? You see each scene for 2 seconds
  • Was that a mailbox...
  • I'm pretty sure there wasn't a drum..
  • There is a loaf of bread in the kitchen!
  • I thought the mailbox was a loaf of bread!
  • Why was there a drum in the kitchen!!!
  • Appropriate: 80% Inappropriate, similar object: 40% Inappropriate, different object: 50% No context: 62%
  • Results
  • In conclusion, expectations do affect perception. People have a perceptual set based on context which affects how accurately they recognise objects
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