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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Perception

BEFORE

1637 René Descartes in his treatise Discourse on the Method suggests that though our senses can be deceived, we are thinking beings with innate knowledge.

1920s Gestalt theorists study visual perception, finding that people tend to view objects comprising composite parts as a unified whole.

1958 Donald Broadbent’s book Perception and Communication introduces a truly cognitive approach to the psychology of perception.

AFTER

1986 American experimental psychologist Michael Kubovy publishes The Psychology of Perspective and Renaissance Art.

How the mind makes use of information gathered from the external world has been ...

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