Do our senses really reflect reality?
Our perceptions influence how we focus on, process, remember, interpret, understand, synthesize, decide about, and act on reality.
In doing so, our tendency is to assume that how we perceive reality is an accurate representation of what reality truly is.
But it’s not..
Why do we need sensation?
How is ‘sensation and perception’ involved in behaviour? We need the combined input from our senses to tell us about what is happening in the world around us. The brain perceives and uses lots of information to work out if and when to do something in response: to act or behave.
How does sensation affect you in everyday life?
Humans possess powerful sensory capacities that allow us to sense the kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that surround us. Our eyes detect light energy and our ears pick up sound waves. Our skin senses touch, pressure, hot, and cold.
How do we sense the world?
Our five senses–sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell–seem to operate independently, as five distinct modes of perceiving the world. In reality, however, they collaborate closely to enable the mind to better understand its surroundings. We can become aware of this collaboration under special circumstances.
How do we perceive the world around us?
The way we perceive ourselves in relation to the rest of the world influences our behaviors and our beliefs. The dynamics of psychology — cognition, perception, learning, emotion, attitudes and relationships — all play a significant role in how humans see themselves and the many elements in their environment.
What is the world around us?
What is The World Around Us? It is the name given to the area of the primary curriculum that helps pupils to understand their environment, how it has changed over time and how we interact with our world.