From: Cathy Reason <Cathym.nul> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:42:17 +0100 Archived: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:16:45 -0400 Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:05:17 -0400 >Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary <snip> >The comment that the unreliability of human perception is an >assumption is demonstrably wrong given the oft-demonstrated >variability in relevant experimental data. We can see how this sort of circular reasoning operates in the case of visual illusions. To the vision researcher, these offer an opportunity to examine the mechanisms by which the brain extracts information from the visual world. By constructing experimental artifacts, one can test hypotheses based on how the visual system behaves in highly novel and constrained situations. Psychologists on the other hand proceed from the premise that all human perception is unreliable. The purpose of all experiments is then to provide an ever-lengthening list of examples of unreliable perception. It matters not that these examples are largely artifacts - the premise dictates the conclusion. Cathy Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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