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Study Guide Chapter 4/Sensation and Perception: In psychology , sensation and perception are stages of processing of the senses in human and animal systems, such as vision , auditory and pain senses. These topics are considered part of psychology, and not anatomy or physiology , because processes in the brain so greatly affect the perception of a stimulus. Included in this topic is the study of illusions such as motion aftereffect , color constancy , auditory illusions , and depth perception . Sensation is the function of the low-level biochemical and neurological events that begin with the impinging of a stimulus upon the receptor cells of a sensory organ . Perception is the mental process or state that is reflected in statements like "I see a uniformly blue wall", representing awareness or understanding of the real-world cause of the sensory input. In other words, sensations are the first stages in the functioning of senses to represent stimuli from the environment, and perception is a higher brain function about interpreting events and
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