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Lorquet 1Analisa LorquetMs.HillmanPSY1013rd July 2021Sensation & PerceptionThe discussion of sensation and perception are two of many significant subjects in psychology.Both play important roles in the human brain and how it interprets situations. We humansexperience sensations 24/7; ranging from eating something cold, to feeling the fluffiness of yourblanket on your skin, or even hearing your neighbor’s loud music from across the street. All ofthese are examples of sensation. Adam (2021) explains: During sensation, our sense organs areengaging in transduction, the conversion of one form of energy into another. Physical energysuch as light or a sound wave is converted into a form of energy the brain can understand:electrical stimulation. After our brain receives the electrical signals, we make sense of all thisstimulation and begin to appreciate the complex world around us. Thispsychologicalprocess—making sense of the stimuli—is called perception. ( sec. 2 ).Perception is a prime reason for the way we get an understanding of knowledge abouteverything around us, without it we wouldn't know how to perceive most things. As similar assensation & perception seems to be they do have various dissimilarities between the two, LumenLearning (2020) explains: Sensation is input about the physical world obtained by our sensoryreceptors, and perception is the process by which the brain selects, organizes, and interprets thesesensations. In other words, senses are the physiological basis of perception. Perception of thesame senses may vary from one person to another because each person’s brain interprets stimuli
Lorquet 2differently based on that individual’s learning, memory, emotions, and expectations. ( Pg.1). Ifnot for the many results of perceptual experiences how would we interpret the world or how ourown perceptual experience forms prejudice or even discriminatory behavior?

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