Rich South students learn about perception
December 6, 2012 1:48PM
Rich South High School students Ivory Johnson (left) and Kalyn Hayslett see how well their perception has been altered during a hands-on experiment in their AP psychology class. | Supplied Photo
Updated: January 10, 2013 6:03AM
Students in teacher Sue Lundgren’s AP psychology class at Rich South High School in Richton Park recently learned about the connection between the eyes, the brain and human perception.
Students participated in a hands-on experiment and used goggles that simulated vision changes from an upside down inversion to a left or right 30-degree angle.
Students then tried a number of simple tasks and found a degree of difficulty in drawing a simple stick figure, following a maze or playing an underhand game of catch.
“At the end of the class, a new understanding was gained by all who participated for how perception adaptation and sensation,” a school spokeswoman said.