chapter  5
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Visual perception

WithJill Christmas

Visual perception is the ability to take in information from the environment via our eyes. Visual discrimination is the ability to look at and match a shape with an identical one picked out from a group of other shapes. Visual spatial perception is the ability to recognise and match an existing shape with another in a group of similar shapes that has part or all of it going in a different direction from the rest. Visual memory is the ability to hold the memory of a shape for several seconds and then match it with the same shape within a group of similar shapes. Visual sequential memory is the ability to remember progressively longer sequences of shapes for a few seconds and match them with the same group out of several options. Visual figure ground perception is the ability to draw out important information from other background information.