PSYC 100 Thought Question #2

PSYC 100 Thought Question #2 - 9/21/07 PSYC 101-02 When...

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9/21/07 PSYC 101-02 When does sensation end and perception begin? In the simplest form, perception is the interpretation of things we sense. For example, when we first see something, maybe we can’t immediately tell what that thing is or what it is for. This is when perception kicks in. The concept of perception allows us to determine what exactly our eyes are picking up. Perception cannot occur without sensation. I personally see the difference as sensation noticing something out of the ordinary, but nothing else; just the ability to notice it. Perception is the ability to understand what it is that we are sensing and then to determine what makes the thing we sense different. This interpretation can be applied effectively to each of the five senses. When dealing with the sense of touch, sensation is the first point at which we recognize an object’s existence. Perception begins when we begin to figure out how the object feels, or even maybe what it actually is. To put it more simply, sensation is touch
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Wyland during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.

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PSYC 100 Thought Question #2 - 9/21/07 PSYC 101-02 When...

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