The other factor that affects perception is motivation When someone is

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The other factor that affects perception is motivation. When someone is motivated towards a certain element for instance when expecting a phone call one can think they have heard the phone ringing while it is not true (Mather, 2016). This is an example how motivation affects the ability to detect meaningful stimuli and a background noise. This is also called signal detection theory which helps in identifying embedded stimuli in a noisy background; this theory also explains why a mother is able to hear the mummer of her baby and not other noises in the background.This theory was developed in noise detection by airplane controllers which are used to detect the signals produced and trace them to planes as they move in the sky. The developer of this theory was focused on improving the air traffic control. Perceptions can also be influenced
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SENSATION AND PERCEPTION4by beliefs, expectations, values, and experiences. People who have shared certain experiences in a certain cultural context can have adverse effects on perception. The same people will have different perception with regard to the environment in comparison with people whom have not experienced the same environment.Perception is also based on other factors like vision where what is often observed becomes the normal thing while seeing a new thing changes the perception to view it as wrong orawkward (Mather, 2016). For instance the Zulu from South Africa were used to seeing round
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