The Importance Of Human Perception

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The Importance of Perception

What is Human Perception? A Perception is the experience we have after our brain assembles and combines thousands of individual, meaningless sensations into a meaningful pattern or image. But, our perceptions are rarely exact replicas of the original stimuli. Rather, our perceptions are usually changed, biased, colored, or distorted by our unique set of experiences. Thus, perceptions are our personal interpretations of the real world.
Sensation and perception work closely together to allow us to experience the world through our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin, but also to combine what we are currently learning from the environment with what we already know about it to make judgments and to choose appropriate behaviors.
Because your brain changes sensations into perceptions so quickly, and with very little awareness, you might assume that what you see (sense) is what you perceive. However, the process of changing sensations into perceptions is influenced by whether you are alert, sleepy, worried, emotional, motivated, or affected by the use of a legal or illegal drug. It is most unlikely that you have ever experienced a “pure” sensation because your brain automatically changes sensations into perceptions.
Each of us has a unique set of personal experiences, emotions, and memories that are automatically added to our perceptions by other areas of the brain. As a result, our perceptions are not a mirror but a changed, biased, or

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