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essay 2 - Christina Strittmater Like the text says peoples...

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Christina Strittmater Like the text says, “people’s experience of the world depends on both the physical stimuli they encounter (sensation) and their active processing of stimulus inputs (perception)”. Because perception is based on a person’s unique reaction and interpretation of a sensory input, even perception of things that are seemingly objective as a color or smell can vary from person to person. When my brother and I went to a small restaurant in Charlotte during Christmas break, the difference between perception and sensation became significantly more obvious to me. When we took our first bite of our chili, we both decided to order the same thing, I instantly reached for my water and my eyes started watering from the spices and unexpected hotness of the chili while my brother sat still, cool and collected. Thinking they must have come from different pots of chili, we took a bite of each other’s, but we had the same results. I ended up giving my brother my inedible meal and ordered a salad.
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