Answer in Psychology for Faisal Malghani #190353
How is sensation related to perception? How sensation and perception affect our daily life and make contact with the world around us
The sensation is input about the physical world obtained by our sensory receptors while perception is the process by which the brain selects, organizes, and interprets these sensations. However, both sensation and perception are closely related. Senses are the physiological basis of perception. Perception of the same senses may vary from one person to another because each person’s brain interprets stimuli differently based on that individual’s learning, memory, emotions, and expectations.
Sensation and perception work seamlessly together to allow us to experience the world through our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin, but also to combine what we are currently learning from the environment with what we already know about it to make judgments and to choose appropriate behaviors. Relating perception to our everyday life might be easier than one might think, the way we view the world and everything around us has a direct effect on our thoughts, actions, and behavior. It helps us relate things to one another, and be able to recognize situations, objects, and patterns.