Academic Year 10

Year 10 GCSE Psychologists work on a topic about how we see the world.

Students have been learning how the laws and theories of different psychologists help us to explain different optical illusions. At the moment, they are learning to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Gestalt Theory and Gregory’s Theory.

This week, students built models of the Ames Room illusion. Caitlyn K-M was the first to complete and photograph her model (see pictures). The two minions in this room are the same size… but they don’t look it. Optical illusions often use monocular depth cues to fool us into perceiving things differently. Our eyes are used to rooms that are symmetrical and when several aspects of the room’s appearance are changed, our eyes can be deceived!

Report by Mr Smith


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