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    What is perception? To some it is the recognition of things using the senses while to others perception of something or someone is your understanding of them According to my studies in Psychological science, perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. There are two basic theories of perception: Passive Perception and Active Perception. The passive perception is addressed could be surmised as the following sequence of events: surrounding → input (senses) → processing (brain) → output (re-action). Although still supported by mainstream philosophers, psychologists and neurologists, this theory is nowadays losing momentum. The theory of active perception has emerged from extensive research of sensory illusions and is increasingly gaining experimental support and could be surmised as dynamic relationship between “description” (in the brain) ↔ senses ↔ surrounding.…

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    Perception Vs Perception

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    Do you know the difference between perspective and perception? The words perception and perspective are commonly confused as the same words, but in actuality they have two different meanings. Perception is the way an individual interprets a piece of work or information. Perspective, however, is one’s point of view. Although the two words are not the same, they are connected because one’s point of view can affect their interpretation. For instance, in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus may view…

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    Crime Perception

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    Callahan did a similar research to the one discussed above, but in addition to looking at the relationship between media and perceptions of crime, she looked at how the media affects different races/ ethnicities. Callahan analyzed previous data obtained by the Social and Behavioral Research Institute at California State University-San Marcos for the Robert Presley center for Crime and Justice Studies at the University of California-Riverside. The researchers obtained a total of 4,245 completed…

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    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…

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    In “Distortions of mind perception in psychopathology,” Gray, Jenkins, Heberlein and Wegner investigated the effects of psychopathology on social perception. Rather than compartmentalizing different disorders, as is often done when studying psychopathological conditions, this study wanted to consider these disorders differently, but not independently. Therefore, the researchers decided that a 2-dimensional model of mind perception was an effective way to compare and contrast the effect of these…

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    Sense Perception

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    The classical understanding of sense perception in the western tradition dates from Aristotle and his work on “the nature of living things”, discussed in the treatise “De Anima”. In an attempt to manage the cognitive data produced by the experience of the world, perception was divided into the five classical senses visus-sight, auditus-hearing, odoratus-smell, gustus-taste, and tactus-touch, mediated by their corresponding organs eye, nose, tongue, skin, and ear. Following Aristotle 's remarks,…

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    Social Perception

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    assertion that human beings are not objects (Fiske & Taylor, 2013). Essentially, perception of humans like ourselves and other objects perceived are not the same within the human mind. Two specific regions of the brain are involved in similar processes: the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is used in social cognition and superior temporal sulcus (STS) in used in “judgements of intent and trajectory” (Fiske & Taylor, 2013). Purpose and Use of Social Perception Social perception is a useful tool…

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    Perception is a key component to human interaction. According to Dictionary.com, the definition of perception is “an immediate or intuitive recognition or appreciation, as of moral, psychological, or aesthetic qualities of others.” In the business world, my co-workers would have perceptions about myself. These perceptions; however, could be impacted by stereotypes. Collins Dictionary defines stereotype as “a fixed general image or set of characteristics that a lot of people believe represent a…

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    Machine Perception Essay

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    My motivation to study machine perception is my long-term passion for mathematics, programming, and the human brain. Before knowing much about machine perception, my main motivation was to participate and securing the first prize in Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad for three times. Following this achievement, I graduated in Electrical Engineering taking major classes on theoretical signal processing and accomplishing a bachelor thesis on the modeling of brain hemodynamics. This made me…

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    3. I define perception as the way we view things about the world and others. The five stages of perception are stimulation, organization, interpretation-evaluation, memory, and recall. Stimulation is how you perceive things with your senses. This includes sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. After this is organization. Organization is where your mind begins to categorize the events it just encountered through your senses. The interpretation-evaluation stage comes in when we start to…

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