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  • Sense Perception

    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, it was this relationship, with the assistance of imagination and memory that became responsible for rendering sensation as a physical and mental process. Aristotle 's “De Anima” extended its authority through the Middle Ages, influencing Arabic and Jewish natural philosophy. This taxonomy carried an instrumental classification subjected to immediacy between bodies. Vision was considered a primary source of information followed by sound: both capable of communicating knowledge and beauty from a distance with the ability to transcend lowly sensuality. The rest of the senses, taste, smell and touch were discarded as inferior for the proximity among bodies and primitive nature, thus marginalised by aesthetics, art history and…

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  • The Senses Challenge

    Many are fooled by optical or auditory illusions, such as those in the challenge, as their brain misinterprets what they sense. Our sensation is the stimulation of our sensory organs (Gilbert, Nock, Schacter, Wegner 131). We use this to make perceptions in which we interpret our sensations using receptors, in order to understand what is being sensed. These sensory receptors communicate with the Central Nervous System (CNS), however, through a process called transduction. Transduction occurs when…

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  • Taste Senses

    Almost everyone has experienced food differently when they are sick, or have been affected by their senses when a food looks unappealing. It’s almost like having a stuffy nose can make food seem more bland or unenjoyable, or like a certain appearance of a food can influence the way one perceives its taste. This actually does occur, because our senses do in fact influence one another. Smell and taste are both identified by a chemical sensation system, with smell being processed by the olfactory…

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  • Sense Observation

    It doesn’t matter where you are, you will always be observing a scene, whether you realize it or not. When going to the location I chose, it was odd trying to think about everything I needed to observe. Usually these observations are things I don’t pay attention to, but I do them anyway. As human beings, we observe with our senses. Our senses include sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. These senses aren’t always on our mind when we go to different places, unless of course one of them stands…

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  • Essay On 5 Senses

    All five of our different senses are important to have for a variety of reasons. They allow us to see, to feel, to hear, to smell, and to taste. There are also a lot of different parts of the body that allow us to experience these senses. If I had to choose which sense to lose though, I would choose to lose my sense of taste. One of our five senses is taste. The primary function of taste is to have us evaluate what we are eating. There are a few different areas that give us the ability to…

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  • The Importance Of The Five Senses

    your attention, I see that you’re reading this or at least listening to this. Did you notice you automatically read something without even thinking about it? Well, let me tell you this, imagine you can’t see, hear, smell, touch or even taste? Things would be different, that’s for sure. While most people go on with life without realizing they have one of the greatest gifts on Earth. With millions of people disabled, we need to realize how important our senses are for our everyday life. Our senses…

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  • 5 Senses Essay

    keep itself alive, has an incomprehensible system for gathering and processing its environment. The five senses, taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing, all contribute greatly to the way we perceive the world around us. Our ability to sense our surrounding is a major part of what sets us apart from inanimate objects such as rocks. Lacking all of your senses puts you in a practically vegetable-like state. Quite a few people, however, live without one of these sensory systems. The blind, the…

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  • The Senses: The Audition Of Sound

    Sam Pollard The Senses (Journal) Audition A busy street. A jet in the sky. A child crying. These are just some of the millions of sounds that you encounter on a daily basis. But, how do these sounds go from one object to another? How do our ears work? How do we perceive sound and do we perceive sound differently than others? Even though we cannot see the inside of our ears to find out what is going on, we do know that hearing is triggered by certain physical stimuli. Pressure waves are one thing…

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  • Human's Senses And Perception

    The understanding of the human mind and its superior ability to those of other species has been a grand scientific anomaly for generations. The mind 's ability to perceive different stimuli and produce different emotions based on that stimuli is truly remarkable. The question is how do a human 's senses and perceptions relate to their emotion? What kind of emotions are evoked in people as they are exposed to different stimuli? Why can what people see, hear, or taste make them feel emotions…

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  • Our Five Senses

    Starting at birth, we discover the world through our senses. As infants we begin to learn to identify our mother through her smell and the sound of her voice. During our growth, our five senses continue to play a major role in our development. What we hear, smell, see, touch, and taste help us form schemas and assimilate new information. What organs are responsible for this? How do they work? Our eyes are made up of eleven essential parts which work to together and allow us to see the world.…

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