Let’s learn a little Psychology 101

September 25, 2009 at 8:34 am (research) (, , )

Today’s subject:  the visual cliff.   This pioneering experiement both looks cool and is a fun exploration into the development of depth perception in creatures great and small.

In 1960, E.J. Gibson and R.D. Walk set up this awesome looking contraption that makes it look like a surface completely drops off, when actually, it’s just an illusion made with shatterproof glass.

visual cliff

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