Perception And Perception Of Perception

1154 Words Oct 16th, 2015 5 Pages
To know how perception interacts with the brain to create reality we first have to better understand perception. Perception is the active process of selecting, organizing, and interpreting the information brought to the brain by the senses. Perception is an important part of creating reality because, your reality is determined by your memories, beliefs, culture, life experiences, as well as your senses and perception. Although sensation and perception work together to help create our reality they are two very different things. Sensation is the physical observation of an object using one of the five senses. Perception is what interprets the sense and understands the meaning. Perception gives us the ability to make sense out of the sensations. For instance, seeing the light (sensation) is different from determining its color (perception). Another example is that feeling the coldness of the environment is different from perceiving that winter is coming. Also, hearing a sound is different from perceiving the music being played. Our senses and perception work together for us to be able to identify and create meaning from information, and play an important role in creating our reality.
When our perception is hindered we are unable to understand the information we sense, causing a false reality. Sometimes we are deceived and cannot tell what is real and what’s not real. Our brain and our eyes don 't always agree. Your brain could tell you you’re seeing something even though it’s…
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