Let's take a closer look at the two questions, which you can draw on for your final responses. Also see the attached supporting article.
1. Describe the role of perception in cognitive psychology.
The study of perception is one of the most advanced areas of psychology. In this field of study, many perceptual processes, such as those involving vision and audition, are well understood. In fact, these perceptual processes provide a vital bridge between neuroscience and behavioral science. "Perception refers to interpretation of what we take in through our senses. The way we perceive our environment is what makes us different from other animals and different from each other"
(http://allpsych.com/psychology101/perception.html). Important perceptual research areas include:
? How we identify the shapes of things the configuration of contours and edges that populate our visual world with poodles, people, potholes, and Picassos.
? How we move from identifying the shapes of objects to identifying the objects themselves.
? How perception is influenced by a person's experiences, motives, expectations, and goals. ...
Describes the role of perception in cognitive psychology and the merits and risks of multiple interpretations of collaborative visualizations. References are provided.