e Brain and Sensation and Perception: Seeing Is Believing?
The brain is a marvelous tool that helps us interpret the many experiences we encounter on a daily basis. Yet, our perception may be vastly different than the reality of the sensory cues we receive.
- Watch Perspective: Brain Games (Season 6), which explores the way in which the brain actively constructs reality. In addition, view the Charlie Chaplin Optic Illusion.
- Read “Culture and Point of View”.
- Discuss perception. In your discussion, include the following:
- Distinguish between “sensation” and “perception”. Identify some of the major structures in the brain that are responsible for these processes.
- Identify some of the important cues the brain uses to make sense of the world.
- Examine why the brain sometimes perceives things differently than they actually are. Point out an example other than those given in the required sources for the week.
- Indicate possible cultural explanations for differences in perceptual experience based on your resources and your experiences (see “Culture and Point of View”).
- Remember to use your own academic voice and apply in-text citations appropriately throughout your post
Post your initial response of 250 words or more.