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perception
the set of psychological processes by which people recognize, organize, synthesize, and give meaning (in the brain) to the sensations received from environmental stimuli (in the sense organs)
agnosia
a severe deficit in the ability to perceive sensory information, usually related to the visual sensory modality: agnosics have normal sensations but lack the abiltiy to interpret and recognize what they sense, usually as a result of lesions in the brain (from Greek, a-, "lack", gnosis, "knowledge")
consciousness
the complex phenomenon of evaluating the environment and then filtering that information through the mind, with awareness of doing so; may be viewed as the mental reality created in order to adapt to the world.
attention
the cognitive link between the limited amount of information that is actually manipulated mentally and the enormous amount of information available through the senses, stored memories, and other cognitive processes.
subliminal perception
a form of preconscious processing, in which people may be able to detect information without being aware that they are doing so.