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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Perception \Per*cep"tion\, n. [L. perceptio: cf. F. perception. See Perceive.]
The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.
(Metaph.) The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.
--Sir W. Hamilton.
Matter hath no life nor perception, and is not conscious of its own existence.
The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility. [Obs.]
This experiment discovereth perception in plants.
An idea; a notion. [Obs.]
--Sir M. Hale.
Note: ``The word perception is, in the language of philosophers previous to Reid, used in a very extensive signification. By Descartes, Malebranche, Locke, Leibnitz, and others, it is employed in a sense almost as unexclusive as consciousness, in its widest signification. By Reid this word was limited to our faculty acquisitive of knowledge, and to that branch of this faculty whereby, through the senses, we obtain a knowledge of the external world. But his limitation did not stop here. In the act of external perception he distinguished two elements, to which he gave the names of perception and sensation. He ought perhaps to have called these perception proper and sensation proper, when employed in his special meaning.''
--Sir W. Hamilton.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "receiving, collection," from Latin perceptionem (nominative perceptio) "perception, apprehension, a taking," from percipere "perceive" (see perceive). First used in the more literal sense of the Latin word; in secondary sense, "the taking cognizance of," it is recorded in English from 1610s. Meaning "intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality" is from 1827.
n. 1 Organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information. 2 Conscious understanding of something. 3 vision (''ability'') 4 acuity 5 (''cognition'') That which is detected by the five senses; not necessarily understood (imagine looking through fog, trying to understand if you see a small dog or a cat); also that which is detected within consciousness as a thought, intuition, deduction, etc.
a way of conceiving something; "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"
the process of perceiving
knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
becoming aware of something via the senses [syn: sensing]
Perception was a media entertainment company working in the video games, film and television space. The company claimed to be working on a video game for the PC and console platforms and to be in pre production on an animated television series & Sony PSP game. The company has staff based in Sydney, Melbourne and Vienna.
The company announced via its website in December 2007 that it was working on a licensed game as well as an animated TV series called The Four Horsemen. However, by May 2008, this information had been removed.
Perception was an early evening quiz programme which was produced by Granada Television and aired on the ITV network for 1 series in 1989, the programme was hosted by Alison Holloway. It was broadcast between June 29 to August 31 on a Thursday night.
Perception is a 40th-anniversary edition 12-disc box set by The Doors. The CDs contain the 1999 remastered editions of all the Jim Morrison albums, while the DVD-Audio discs contain new (2007) "40th Anniversary" stereo and surround remixes of those albums as well as visual extras. Each album includes extra tracks consisting of previously unreleased session outtakes. Exclusive to the box set is a DVD with several live performances and other extras. The title is almost certainly a reference to the Aldous Huxley book The Doors of Perception, which inspired the band's name.
Perception is an album by flugelhorn player Art Farmer's Quartet, featuring performances recorded in 1961 and originally released on the Argo label.
Perception (from the Latin perceptio, percipio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical or chemical stimulation of the sense organs. For example, vision involves light striking the retina of the eye, smell is mediated by odor molecules, and hearing involves pressure waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but is shaped by learning, memory, expectation, and attention.
Perception can be split into two processes. Firstly, processing sensory input, which transforms these low-level information to higher-level information (e.g., extracts shapes for object recognition). Secondly, processing which is connected with a person's concepts and expectations (knowledge) and selective mechanisms ( attention) that influence perception.
Perception depends on complex functions of the nervous system, but subjectively seems mostly effortless because this processing happens outside conscious awareness.
Since the rise of experimental psychology in the 19th Century, psychology's understanding of perception has progressed by combining a variety of techniques. Psychophysics quantitatively describes the relationships between the physical qualities of the sensory input and perception. Sensory neuroscience studies the brain mechanisms underlying perception. Perceptual systems can also be studied computationally, in terms of the information they process. Perceptual issues in philosophy include the extent to which sensory qualities such as sound, smell or color exist in objective reality rather than in the mind of the perceiver.
Although the senses were traditionally viewed as passive receptors, the study of illusions and ambiguous images has demonstrated that the brain's perceptual systems actively and pre-consciously attempt to make sense of their input. There is still active debate about the extent to which perception is an active process of hypothesis testing, analogous to science, or whether realistic sensory information is rich enough to make this process unnecessary.
The perceptual systems of the brain enable individuals to see the world around them as stable, even though the sensory information is typically incomplete and rapidly varying. Human and animal brains are structured in a modular way, with different areas processing different kinds of sensory information. Some of these modules take the form of sensory maps, mapping some aspect of the world across part of the brain's surface. These different modules are interconnected and influence each other. For instance, taste is strongly influenced by smell.
Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. It can also be explained as how a person feels towards something
Perception may also refer to:Music:
- Perception (Art Farmer album), a 1961 jazz album
- Perception (Blessid Union of Souls album), a 2005 alternative rock album
- Perception (The Doors album), a 2006 psychedelic rock album
- Perceptions (Dizzy Gillespie album), a 1962 jazz album
- Perceptions (EP), an experimental album by VersaEmerge
- Perceptions (This Beautiful Republic album), a 2008 Christian rock album
- Perception (UK TV series), an early evening quiz programme
- Perception (U.S. TV series), an American crime drama starring Eric McCormack
- Perception (journal), a UK scientific journal investigating perception
- Perception Pty, a media entertainment company
Perception is an American crime drama television series created by Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. The series stars Eric McCormack as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuropsychiatrist with schizophrenia who assists the FBI on some of their most complex cases.
The series aired in the United States on the cable channel TNT from July 9, 2012 to March 17, 2015 and was produced by ABC Studios.
On November 13, 2014, Perception was canceled after three seasons. The remaining episodes of season 3 began airing February 17, 2015.
Usage examples of "perception".
When he arrived, because of the strongly anthropic nature of reality, our perceptions caused his particulate structure to begin decaying, changing toward something approximating our own, and he grew more and more human.
In addition, because it is an object of perception for one of them, that which is a common object for all three of them, though differently apprehended, must be an entity which also has physical existence on the bedroom wall.
According to this statement, taken in connection with the hundreds similar to it, Nirwana seems to be a simple mental perception, most difficult of acquirement, and, when acquired, assimilating the whole conscious being perfectly to itself.
Usually she was far ahead of him in her shrewd analysis of the astronaut program, and her witty observations on the other men of the Solid Six were startling in their perceptions.
The degree of attentional vividness corresponds to the ratio of moments of ascertaining to non-ascertaining cognition: the higher the frequency of ascertaining perception, the greater the vividness.
During that same period, the publicity department continued to churn out ream after ream of material about the genius of Lester Barnstorm, the sole creator of The Solar Ballet, thus creating and maintaining a vivid public perception that Barnstorm, the great man, was being unfairly and maliciously attacked by a disgruntled ex-employee.
I felt the insidious tilt at the corners of perception as the tetrameth went barrelling along my synapses, and when it was my turn to do Trepp I almost got lost in the geometries of her face.
Whether she was daunted and confused in her own conscience by the outcome, so evil and disastrous, of the reparation to Rogers which she had forced her husband to make, or whether her perceptions had been blunted and darkened by the appeals which Rogers had now used, it would be difficult to say.
Technically he was not strong as a draughtsman or a brushman, but he had a large feeling for form, great simplicity in line, keen perception of the relations of light and dark, and at times an excellent color-sense.
Murphy and Paul Doherty work at the Exploratorium, a San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception.
That is, as stability increases, fewer and fewer moments of ascertaining consciousness are focused on any other object, making for a homogeneity of moments of ascertaining perception.
If the powers of the mind are so enormously increased, all that is required of a very sensitive and easily hypnotized person is to hypnotize him or herself, when he will be able to read thoughts and remember or perceive facts hidden to the ordinary perception.
He was spiritually akin to Goethe, also, in that he guarded himself strictly against substituting for the contents of our perception conveyed by nature purely hypothetical entities which, while fashioned after the world of the senses, are, in principle, imperceptible.
Diana Deutsch, which is that the ambiguity in perception of direction of tritone intervals between Shepard tones is a function of absolute pitch modulo octaves, with the function being different for different individuals.
Exactly when the first subtle monition of treachery reached him, by what sense it was conveyed-Hulse never learned, for there were experiences among the finer perceptions that the blind man did not willingly discuss.