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Development of Visual Perception
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Visual perception is a function of our eyes and brain. We see images as a whole rather then in parts. However, images can be broken down into their visual elements line, shape, texture and color.The debate between nativism and empiricism is the basis of all research into the development of perception. Nativists believe that humans are born with all their perceptual functions ready to be used, while empiricists believe that perceptual abilities have to be learned and adapted to.Robert Fantz s study of newly-hatched chicks was the starting point for greater research in this field of study. Robert Fantz...
as distance between objects also increases. Size constancy, which is the ability to perceive that an object s size does not change regardless of the distance at which it is viewed. Babies show this skill at 1 to 2 months, and it is believed, through Tom Bower s research that this skill is largely innate.Overall i feel that the evidence tells that some parts of perception are learned and some innate, and although it tends to be the more complex ones that are learned, there is still no total certainty as to which are innate and which rely on experience.

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