The processing, organization, and interpretation of sensory signals that result in an internal representation of the stimulus. go to glossary index
A general term to describe the whole process of how we come to know what is going on around us: the entire sequence of events from the presentation of a physical stimulus to the phenomenological experience of it. Perception is viewed as a set of subprocesses that occur in a multi-level, interactive system. The lower levels in this system, the parts closely associated with the sense organs, are called sensory processes.
A modern word for what Thomas Hobbes called "sense," the basic mental activity from which all other mental phenomena are derived.
in psychology, the process by which objects, people, events, and other aspects of our surroundings become known to us OR the process by which our brain tries to make sense of incoming messages
an interpreted sensation. E. g., a sound felt is a sensation; “the book has fallen” is a perception.
the psychological process by which the human brain processes the sensory data collected by the sensory organs.
awareness of the objects of our experience.
The process, act, or faculty of perceiving.
The process of putting sensations together into a usable mental representation of the world. Involves organizing, ignoring, and interpreting sensations. Contrast with sensation.
The awareness in the infant of different tastes and smells which helps it identify care givers such as its own mother.
an individual's interpretation of the world and one's experiences which is coloured by that person's model of the world and past experiences. A person's internal understanding and experience of something.
The ability of humans to make symbolic sense of information derived from the senses, from intuition or from imagination.
Interpretation of sensory signals within the CNS where it produces an internal representation of electrical activity from sensory organs. This is largely dependent on which part of the brain receives the signals.
insight or intuition gained by becoming aware of something through the senses
Visual and sensory awareness, discrimination, and integration of impressions, conditions, and relationships with regard to objects, images, and feelings.
The act or the effect of perceiving; the process by which an organism detects and interprets information from the external world by means of the sensory receptors; becoming aware of something through the senses; coming to comprehend, to grasp the mental interpretation and integration of physical sensations produced by stimuli from the external world.
the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
becoming aware of something via the senses
a collection of data sent each turn to the clients explaining to them what they currently perceive in the game environment
a group of sensations automatically retained and integrated by the brain of a living organism, which gives it the ability to be aware, not of single stimuli, but of entities , of things
an attainment of awareness or understanding, while the most used definition of TO PERCEIVE is to become aware of through the senses
an intelligent awareness of something, and the nature of this sort of consciousness predefines the range of emotions that may responsively follow
an understanding of a subject based on the sensory messages received about it (Hanna et
a sensory or sense impression, or image we create in our own minds
the way in which we receive and interpret information.
The process by which individuals select, organize, and interpret their sensory impressions in order to give meaning to their environment. 31
the ability to interpret the environment through the senses
The process of understanding or viewing the world through the senses. Sometimes used informally of any process of investigation that gives one enough evidence to organize and/or make conclusions about the object (material or immaterial) that is the object of investigation; i.e., "I perceive [by evaluating your logical arguments] that you are a foolish man"].
Interpreting the information received by the eyes.
The set of psychological processes by which people interpret or understand sensory experiences.
The psychological ability to process or use information received through the sense organs.
Conscious mental recognition of a sensory stimulus.
The ability to make sense of what one sees, hears, feels, tastes or smells. Perceptual losses are often very subtle, and the patient and/or family may be unaware of them.
The process of organizing and interpreting information received from the outside world.
(n) The mental image or knowledge of the environment received through the senses. Real objects can be perceived through viewing or touching, whereas graphic representations are perceived through viewing alone.
the ability of the brain to receive and interpret sensory information.
process of knowing or being aware of information through the ear.
the ability to recognize, organize, and act upon information received through the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, moving, and body position in relation to space
Awareness and understanding of one's environment (e.g. awareness of touch, sights, sounds) search for Perception
gameplay] This stat represents a combination of sight and hearing. It determines how far someone can scan, how likely someone is to notice changes in their environment, and as a bonus/penalty to such skills as listen and awareness.
recognition, interpretation, and organization of information received from the senses
awareness of the elements of oneâ€™s environment by means of the senses; direct or intuitive awareness.
the conscious awareness of elements in the environment by the mental processing of sensory stimuli; sometimes used in a broader sense to refer to the mental process by which all kinds of data, intellectual, emotional, and sensory, are meaningfully organised.
the process that organizes sensations into meaningful patterns. (152)
The act of registering information through our five senses. This information is collected and sent to the brain for processing and to the mind for interpretation. We can also perceive directly with our Nagual and bypass the interpretation of the rational mind.
The conscious awareness of sensory inputs, internal states, or memories.
The process of selecting, organising and interpreting information inputs to produce meaning. p. 119
Direct acquaintance with anything received through the senses.
Ones heightened senses of awareness. Excellent skill for vampires who have sensitive senses, with acute sight and hearing.
level I: the post-separation, dualistic world of form and differences, mutually exclusive of the non-dualistic world of knowledge; this world arises from our belief in separation and has no reality outside of this thought. level II: comes from projection: what we see inwardly determines what we see outside ourselves; crucial to perception, therefore, is our interpretation of " reality," rather than what seems to be objectively real. w-m: perception of sin and guilt reinforces the belief in the reality of the separation. r-m: perception of opportunities to forgive serves to undo the belief in the reality of the separation. see: true perception
The conscious recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli through association, especially memory. The basis for understanding, learning, knowing and motivation.
The way we perceive individuals, institutions, situations, etc.
Process of organizing and interpreting sensory information.
People's individual interpretation of sights, sounds, and scents that occur around them.
The process by which incoming stimuli activate our sensory receptors (eyes, ears, taste buds, skin, and so on).
In psychology and the cognitive sciences, perception is the process of acquiring, interpreting, selecting, and organizing sensory information. The word perception comes from the Latin capere, meaning "to take," the prefix per meaning "completely." Methods of studying perception range from essentially biological or physiological approaches, through psychological approaches through the philosophy of mind and in empiricist epistemology, such as that of David Hume, John Locke, George Berkeley, or as in Merleau Ponty's affirmation of perception as the basis of all science and knowledge.