4

It's a difficult question to answer. My educated guess is that the appearance of the triangle, and illusionary contours in general, would persist, even in individuals who have never seen a triangle before in their lives. I think they would perceive the illusionary contours, but it might just not make sense to them, as the shapes may be unfamilair to them. In ...


3

First, in the context of your reference to cultural context, one aspect of your question appears to be whether or not a person who has never had experiences of triangles before can have a triangle experience. Second, it is of interest whether that experience can be brought about by a configuration of shapes which is considered appropriate to elicit the ...


2

Gestalt is a German word without a direct translation into English. (Reeves, 2013) The Oxford English Dictionary states that Gestalt is a noun in Psychology, meaning “an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts”, with a 1920s origin in German, literally meaning “form, shape”. (OED, n.d.) With “formation and destruction cycle” ...


2

Dependent on your definition of an illusion, there is truth in your claim. A definition of an illusion is: [A] perception, as of visual stimuli (optical illusion) that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality. But then - what is reality? First off, Bach-y-Rita famously proclaimed, 'We don't see with our eyes, we ...


1

In a very elementary and basic way Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on mental schemas and behavior modification techniques. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_(psychology) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_behavioral_therapy In the formulation of the case the professional analyzes how attitudes, behavioral dispositions, behavior and the ...


1

I think that illusory contours could be experienced independently of cultural influence: a person would see a figure but she would not know it is a "triangle". The reason is that illusory contours as the ones you see in the figure share many of their properties with illusory phenomena that could be obtained with simple alignments of image features. As such, ...


1

I've come across Lewin's theory of organisational change a lot. It is often presented in introductory courses on organisational behavior, I/O psychology, and organisational change. It is a three stage theory that talks about unfreezing, making a change, and refreezing.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible