Stereotypes in Visual Perception


Our unconscious biases and stereotypes can influence our brain’s visual systems, leading us to perceive things and people in ways that align with these stereotypes.

Seeing nude women? Before assuming it’s pornography, reconsider… It’s fascinating how our minds are conditioned and stereotyped: in the first image, we instantly envision women in Adam and Eve attire, whereas the second presents a different reality.

©Gianni A. Sarcone

Perceptual Nexus: A new philosophy of perception

Presenting a sneak peek of my upcoming philosophical book on perception.

In this exploration, I dissect the dynamic interplay between our “self,” the elusive “perception sphere,” and the external world. Operating independently, the perception sphere lacks self-awareness, creating a symbiotic relationship with the self, which, in turn, relies on the sphere for perceiving both itself and the external world.

Eager to discuss further with potential publishers.

Sometimes Behave So Strangely…

Psychologist Diana Deutsch noticed something strange in 1995 while fine-tuning spoken commentary on a CD. The phrase “sometimes behave so strangely” sounded like a song when repeated on a loop. The phenomenon isn’t fully understood.

Deutsch’s illusion “Sometimes Behave So Strangely” experienced by the fifth graders of Atwater School, Shorewood, Wisconsin. Video created by their music teacher Walt Boyer.

Learn more: http://deutsch.ucsd.edu/psychology/pages.php?i=212