Sensation – Perception

In our everyday experiences, sensations and perceptions are different aspects of one continual process.

Sensation is the bottom-up process, a physical mechanism, by which the physical sensory system in the brain receives and represents stimuli. In addition to the five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, we also process information about balance, the body position and movement, pain, temperature and subliminal messages.

Perception is the top-down mental or a psychological process of organizing and interpreting sensory input. Our sensory receptors in the brain are constantly collecting information from the environment, as well as available knowledge, experiences, and thoughts. Our perceptions can also be affected by our values, beliefs, expectations, prejudices and life experiences.

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