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  • False Perceptions Of Reality
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    Perception of Reality Essay What is real Our perception of reality is often in the hands of the community we live in. We formulate ideas of reality using experience of our own as well as those of others around us. Our lives are constantly being influenced by our surroundings. The idea that our perception of reality is determined by the consensus of our community can be seen throughout history, movies and literature, as well as our personal lives. During the Holocaust, in the movie Stigmata, and ...
  • Response Early Experiments On Perception
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    Psychology: Experiments on Perception by Peter Lafferty The great cookie-cutter experiment One of the basic questions examined by psychology is: 'How do humans perceive things' Perception is the process of forming a coherent picture of the world. But how does perception work Until the 1960's, a rather simplistic view was taken of perception. The organs of perception the eyes and ears, for example were considered as passive receptors of data from the surroundings. It was thought that the act of p...
  • History Through Our Own Memories And Perception
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    Time is an amazing element of the universe we are in. It is a driving force - we cannot speed it up or slow it down, it perpetually marches forward at a constant speed. After a moment in time has past, it becomes the past, and we have absolutely no way of going back to it to experience it again in a new way. Once time has past, all that remains is our perception of it. History is nothing more than our collective perceptions of the past. And perception is not like time - it is not constant, it ca...
  • Visual Sensation And Visual Perception
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    Visual sensation and visual perception are the processes by which we see and understand our surroundings. The difference between these processes and the dividing line where sensation ends and perception begins is debatable, however some distinctions can be made. Sensation is a physiological function, and begins with reception, when the cornea and lens of the eye focus light on the photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the retina of the eye. After this, transduction occurs, transforming stimulus ene...
  • Infants Depth Perception
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    Are parents ready to red shirt there children? No, I'm not talking about sports but kindergarten. Many parents are facing the issue of whether or not their children are ready for the big step into the classroom. Before entering kindergarten children need to develop their perceptual skill (depth perception). As humans we need depth perception for detection, discrimination, and identification of objects. Depth perception is a difficult topic to access due to the fact that the world is three dimens...
  • Observations In Space And Time
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    Isaac Newton had a new approach to the existence of space and time that contradicted that of great philosophers such as Leibniz and Descartes. Newton felt that space and time are infinite and independent of the body and mind, that the bodies and minds of the world existed in space and time and even without the presence of physical bodies there still would be space and time. He stated there "are positions in space and time which are independent of the material entities" that existed in them and t...
  • Self Esteem And Perception What Processes
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    The Human Person: Self Esteem and Perception What processes allow us to take a jumbled set of lines and colours that enter our eye, and transform them into a meaningful representation of the world Out of features we build objects, and out of objects, we build categories and classifications for items, objects, plants and people in the world around us. Mental imagery allows us to remember what we have seen and to work with and manipulate relationships in order to solve certain problems. Our senses...

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