Psych M.D.- Visual Capture


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In perception, the dominance of vision over other sense modalities, such that what is felt or heard conforms to what is seen.In perception, the dominance of vision over other sense modalities, such that what is felt or heard conforms to what is seen.
Term: Visual Capture
Definition (Myers): The tendency for vision to dominate the other senses. 1
Definition (alternative):In perception, the dominance of vision over other sense modalities, such that what is felt or heard conforms to what is seen. 2
Contextual explanation: Vision is the most dominant sense of human beings. Just by looking at pictures of anything we can feel sad, happy, scary and even hungry. For example, watching scary movies makes us frightened even though we are in a comfortable environment.
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  • Perception
Video: http://www.mapping-experts.com/Tom-Wujec-at-TED-Visual-Thinking-and-Sense-Making_a40.html 3
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  1. Myers, D. (2004). Psychology. Michigan: Worth.
  2. visual capture: Definition from Answers.com. (n.d.). Retrieved September 21, 2009, from http://www.answers.com/topic/visual-capture
  3. Wujec, T. (n.d.). Tom Wujec at TED : Visual Thinking and Sense Making. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from http://www.mapping-experts.com/Tom-Wujec-at-TED-Visual-Thinking-and-Sense-Making_a40.html
Edited by: Jung-Ah
Date of last edit: September 21 2009



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