Palmer's Study

Palmer's Study

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  • 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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