What Is Perception? Is What You Perceive Reality? Essay

1078 Words Dec 1st, 2015 5 Pages
What is Perception? Is what you perceive reality?
Introduction
Perception is a process by which we organise, integrate and recognise stimuli in order to make sense of the world through meaning and interpretation. Perception begins when the human brain receives data from body’s five senses touch, sight, taste, smell and hearing. Knowledge and experience are extremely important for the concept, perception, this is because they help us make sense of the input to our sensory system. Without being able to organise and interpret sensations, life would be just black and white, meaningless. Most of the time, what we perceive as our reality is what we want to perceiver but, this is not always the because sometimes our perception of our reality is not in our control but the control of our environment. We sometimes perceive things incorrectly and we misinterpret in the situation where we have conflicting perceptions of the same thing with other people, for the reason being that we all are different so everything about us is different i.e. perceiving. In this poster I will exploring Richard Gregory’s (1970) Bottom-up processing theory on visual perception.
Theory
There are several theories that psychologists have which show us how we perceive the world. Psychologist Richard Gregory believes that perception is a positive process which depends on Bottom-up processing ‘perception is a hypothesis Gregory (1970). Perception involves making influences about making influences about what we…

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