Visual Perception

A Review of Literature Relating to Studies Relevant to the Development of Teaching Materials in the Commonwealth

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That perceptual habits are largely determined by cultural and environmental factors seems to be firmly established throughout these varied and widely scattered researches. One further piece of experimental evidence, though assembled with other questions in mind, reinforces this conclusion. Dr. R. Mac Arthur, studying the correlation between ‘field dependence’ (as defined by Witkin et al , the field dependent person is one who orientates himself by reference to the environment, and whose perception tends to be global), and sex among the Eskimos, used the Embedded Figures Test which shows the ability to perceive a shape or figure that is embedded in a complex picture.


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