Importance Of Sense Perception

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Sense perception is the human ability to touch, taste, feel, hear and see. This sensory information is the primary way that we are able to acquaint with and better understand our external environment as it gathers substantial information about our surroundings and helps us make this information coherent. Our sense perception is vital in its purpose as its main objective is to help us humans interpret and make sense of the world. Our senses are involved in all of our daily actions and play a key role in our understanding of the various areas of knowledge. Without any of our senses, we would have a harder time acquiring the knowledge that we seek. But with further inquiry, we as knowers are left to question as to what degree does our sense perception …show more content…
It allows us to test these claims that are formulated and try to prove these hypotheses by further falsifying them. But if all scientific hypotheses have incertitude and the ability to be falsified many times, is there really any truth in science? Is our sense perception entirely to question when it comes to scientific uncertainty? Without scientific claims and falsification, we would not have the whole picture set into place that looks at the entire scope of answers. Our sense perception is ultimately the only tool we have that we can use to observe to try to make the most sense possible. Sense perception is biological, therefore we use this scientific evidence to explain how our senses work. Explaining sense perception and how it works is based off of reason and in that sense can be subjected by nature. Everybody comes from different backgrounds and have a different perception of how things are. Therefore, sense perception in biology is very subjective and this can sometimes be a problem from attaining the complete truth. When conducting experiments we see what we want to see, we hear what we want to hear etc. This is because our personal knowledge and experiences conflict with the overall objective so that it in turn makes more sense to us. For example, Luigi Galvani’s experiment with electrocuting the dead frog. Many people believed that he had brought the frog back to life from the dead because the legs of the frog twitched when he electrocuted it. Without having any background knowledge on the subject, people were hopeful that they would be able to live forever. With further scientific research, it was proven that he had discovered that animal muscles simply contract when stimulated by an electrical current (known as galvanism). This goes to show that peoples lack of knowledge and personal beliefs led them to believe in a false

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