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For example, in making a coin ‘disappear’ from their hand, magicians will verbally direct us to look at the coin in their hand and will reinforce this by directing their own attention to their hand. Then, the magician makes the coin ‘disappear’ (actually by passing it to the other hand). At this point in the trick, they look at the audience and tell a joke to distract them away from the hand and focus attention on the magician’s face instead. , directs attention back to the hand). Note that we, the audience, are further disadvantaged because magicians usually do not tell us what they are going to do at the beginning of the trick: the situation is ambiguous, so we have little idea beforehand of where to direct our attention.
This process of choosing stimuli is called selective attention. One example is the way we focus on one conversation, while filtering out other voices and sounds, at selective attention the perceptual process of selectively focusing on particular a party or other crowded location. (The nature of attention, and its stimulus elements. limits, will be discussed further in Chapter 4. ) Perception, then, is partly determined by the external stimuli that we encounter, as filtered by selective attention.
In addition, by understanding the perceptual process, we are more likely to avoid the kinds of errors we have discussed. ’ By now it should be obvious that researchers depend on the same perceptual processes as other people, with the same limitations. Still, it may not be apparent how these perceptual limitations have led to divergent approaches within psychology. To understand this, recall what was said earlier about the challenges involved in studying behaviour. In particular, we noted that human behaviour is almost infinitely complex and variable.