sensation and perception
Read the Greg Egan short story “Seventh Sight” closely. Consider the details of its plot in the context of what you have learned about perception throughout this course. Write a 300 to 500 word essay discussing the plausibility of the fictional perceptual experiences described in the story, with careful reference to the story, your textbook, and perhaps to other scholarly sources.
Your essay should answer these questions:
Briefly, what happened in the story?
Which of the fictional perceptual experiences described in the story are plausible or implausible, given what we know about perception today? Why do you think so? Which specific sources support your claims?
Your target reader is an expert in the psychology of perception who has not read the short story. Your writing style should be suitable for a journal article: concise, somewhat formal prose. Write your essay in the third person. Use the active voice as much as possible. Use a workplace-appropriate style. Proofread carefully.