Perception and Reality

Perception and Reality - The Lies Of The Eyes And Emotions

It is very common to trust our sensory perceptions. We, as human animals, like to think our senses can tell our minds the truth about the nature of objective reality. In fact, often, a common definition of so-called common sense is: 'what you see is what you get.' But those almost as infamous optical illusions that show the limits of visual perceptiveness. A drawing of a woman's face can appear very old or very young, depending on the position of the viewer. Visually distorting experiments can make the same length of string look much longer than another length of string. Both examples show how perception and reality cannot ...

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hearing-numbed senses are note acute enough, nor is his or her sense of 'felt' music is properly trained like the deaf person's sense of felt rhythm.
Psychological or cultural barriers can also create profound obstacles to perfect and objective perception. According to the author's own perceptual process, for instance, it might be assumed that a deaf person would not enjoy the dance or music concert, given that the deaf cannot hear the music in the same way that the hearing can. However, a deaf person can still see the movement of dancing bodies and feel the pulse of the music with the senses apart from what can be physically sensed by the hearing person's ears. One must enter the perceptual, one might say, cultural processes of the deaf, and accept that simply because a deaf individual does enjoy a particular experience in the same way as one's self, does not mean that there is no enjoyment to be had by the deaf at a concert. Perceptual processes usually begin with the ...

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