GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Sensation and Perception-Sensation & Perception Theories, Applications and Issues Study Material (Page 6 of 10)

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Theories of Perception: Major Constructivist Theories on Perception

  • Core-Context Theory: According to this theory, perception is a group of several types of interrelated parts. The elements consist of simple sensations integrated with images or ideas left from the past experiences. According to this theory, sensory components do not have any meanin

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Plasticity of Perception: Important Definitions, Functions of Perceptual Plasticity and Experience Dependent Plasticity


Ability to organize and reorganize in response to long term changes in sensory input is called as plasticity. Plasticity is a ubiquitous property of nervous systems, irrespective of developmental stage of individual or complexity of the system. Plasticity occurs because of development, neuronal injury, or experience.

Important Definitions

According to Goodman, how and what people see is governed by need and prejudice. It selects, organizes, classifies, discriminates, associates, analyzes, and constructs.

The claims for perceptual plasticity can be traced back to Locke who states that ideas received by sensation ar

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