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The Perception Psychologists and Illusions


The study of perception from the perspectives of several schools of thought, including experimental psychology, physiological psychology, and Gestalt psychology. The discussion must provide a broad look at how psychology has studied perception, and clearly shows that what we experience through our senses can be quite different from what we perceive mentally.


Answer the following questions and separate by question:

 How does the study of illusions shed light on the various perceptual and sensory processes?



 In what way does knowledge about illusions help to answer the question of whether or not perception is primarily a physiological or cognitive function?




1.5 pages minimum and two peer-reviewed references