Processing - September 6, 2011 What is Perception? The...

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September 6, 2011 What is Perception? The process of interpreting and understanding sensory information The act of sensing stimuli and then interpreting that information How do we perceive? First we perceive stimuli separate from the inherent characteristics of the stimuli o What does that mean? The amount of attention we pay to stimuli will affect how we dissect those details Situational factors determine just how much attention we actually pay to the stimulus. o Ex. Firetruck: First you hear it and then you perceive the characteristics that make it up Perceiving Sensory registers are overloaded with stimuli o And the mind immediately begins processing some of the input. Although we are conscious of stimulus, it is not exactly the same as what we saw, heard, or felt. o Its what our senses perceived. Ex. Feeling something but not processing it Reception VS Perception Perception of stimuli is not as simple as reception of stimuli o Whats the difference
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course CMSD 7141 taught by Professor Clark during the Fall '11 term at Armstrong State University.

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Processing - September 6, 2011 What is Perception? The...

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