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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What is a perception?


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What is a perception? Here is my definition:


A perception is a conscious sense datum


In our daily lives, we are exposed to a large amount of sense data. Derived from our immediate environment, our senses are always taking in new data. Of course, not every piece of sense data receives conscious attention. In this regard, we are unaware of most of the data we encounter. The moment that a datum captures our attention, it becomes a perception.



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