Thursday, December 13, 2012

How does sensation and perception affect learning? Provide an example of each.

   Sensation and perception work together through a processes that allows one to take in information from environmental stimuli and transfer it into data, which the brain and body use to modify behavior ("", 2012). Sensation is the physical process by which one uses one's sense organs to respond to the environmental stimuli around them; while perception is interpretation of stimuli ("", 2012). Through cognitive processing is how this occurs and it enables one to change behavior through the information provided. These are complex processes where certain portions of the brain are devoted to seeing and hearing, while sensory organs are developed in a certain way to facilitate them. Constantly the brain uses gathered information in order to make decisions that one is unaware of. Sensation and perception effect the way one learns through one's interpretation of information. Sensation and perception are one continuous process that is learning. If one looks at a picture of a forest full of trees, one's eyes (senses) will see all the trees as the same size, but one's perception tells that the trees are actually different in size because of the angle of the picture. Sensation is use to learn, while perception is in what interprets what is learned. 

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