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  • Submitted by: ivana7
  • on March 22, 2012
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 1,190 words

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Cognitive psychologists differ in their views on the processes involved in perception.

Outline two theoretical approaches to perception and provide empirical support for each.

In cognictive psychology, perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding

of sensory information,which is the   'gateway' most of our knowledge. It is a task far more complex

than was imagined in the 1950s and 1960s,   when it was predicted that building perceiving

machines would take about a decade, and there is more interest then ever in trying to clarify and

explain the mysteries of the human brain. The word perception comes from the Latin words

perception, percepio, meaning "receiving, collecting, action of taking possession, apprehension

with the mind or senses.

What a person perceives is a result of dependence between past experiences, 'the acquistion and

processing of sensoty information in order to see, hear or feel objects in the world.'(Sekuler


However this theory have had developed over the years to: ' Perception is the set of processes by

which   we recognise, organise,and make sense of the sensations we receive from   enviromental

stimuli.'(Stemberg 2006).   All these means that our perception has got a relationship with our

emotions,what we think,our background, interpretation of the perceived.

.Perception let grow up to two types of consciousness: phenomenal and psychological. The

difference everybody can demonstrate to himself/herself by simple opening and closing   eyes.

Phenomenal consciousness is full of rich sensations that are straightaway present when we close

our eyes. Psychological consciousness is well researched and measured. It occurs half a second

after a stimulus starts. If a weak stimulus lasts less, it is unlikely to be perceived. The possibility of

psychological consciousness is also quite good   researched. Depending on ways used the capacity...

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