Perception is the process whereby the brain makes sense of the information received from the senses. Gregory (1966) suggests: ‘Perception is not simply determined by stimulus patterns; rather it is a dynamic searching for the best interpretation of the available data’. (See Chapter 13 for a more complete discussion of the process of perception.)
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- Atkinson, R.L., Atkinson, R.C., Smith, E.E. and Bern, D.J. (1993). Introduction to Psychology, 11th edn. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich. Chapter 4 covers the visual sense in some detail and examines more briefly the auditory and other senses. Some excellent illustrations.Google Scholar