Fundamentally misunderstanding visual perception. Adults' belief in visual emissions.

  title={Fundamentally misunderstanding visual perception. Adults' belief in visual emissions.},
  author={Gerald A. Winer and Jane E D Cottrell and Virginia R. Gregg and Jody S. Fournier and Lori A. Bica},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={57 6-7},
The authors reviewed research about a profound misconception that is present among college students, namely, the belief that the process of vision includes emanations from the eyes, an idea that is consistent with the extramission theory of perception, which was originally professed by early Greek philosophers and which persisted in scholarly circles for centuries. The authors document the strength and breadth of this phenomenon and the object failure of traditional educational techniques to… Expand
Psychologists' belief in visual emission.
  • G. S. Bahr
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 2003
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