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Sense Perception

TOK discussion prezi RE: Sense Perception

Jennifer Ozark

on 27 February 2017

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Transcript of Sense Perception

Now... how does your perception of perception change when we see the "big picture"?
“What can give us truer knowledge than our senses? With what else can we better distinguish the true from the false?”
~ Lucretius,
Roman Poet +

Begin to develop an understanding of why critically examining knowledge claims is important
Understand the strengths and limitations of sense perception as a way of knowing
Recognize the role of biology and psychology in sense perception
Become aware of the interpretative nature of knowledge including personal and ideological biases

To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend.
Because perception is the active, selective, and interpretative process of recording or becoming conscious of the external world through sense experience, the experiences should be examined and critically evaluated.
In what ways does the biological constitution of a living organism determine, influence, or limit its perception?
How do personal values affect what we can know via perception? Are sense perception and general perception related? If so, how?
How does technology extend and modify the capabilities of the senses?
Knowledge Questions:
Where are the black dots?
Are the lines crooked? Parallel?
Which middle dot is bigger?
Were any of these images as they appeared to be?
What do optical illusions reveal about our sense perception? Do we perceive what is "in reality" or what our mind "thinks" is?
Where does this suggest perception occurs?
What might be some of the implications of this fact?
Do your personal interests act as filters for your perceptions? How would sunset be seen through the eyes of the following people:

A religious leader
A physicist
An artist
A farmer
Perception and
Do we ever? Oh Plato...
Is sense perception an accurate
way of knowing?
How does Technology affect our perception?
How does technology affect what we do and what can percieve?
On the other hand...
Mr. Moore has too much fun with Prezi!
created by Eric Moore for
ED 621 and Theory of Knowledge
The inscription reads "This is not a pipe." What does this mean?
Define perception in your own words.
How is perception a way of knowing?
How is perception different than perspective?

In reality, the two central circles are exactly the same size.
This is an effective optical trick that works with the use of negative and positive light and how we expect sizes of circles to behave.
Because the circle on the left is surrounded by small outer circles, it dominates the pattern and appears much bigger.
The inner circle on the right, however, is surrounded by much larger circles, making it appear smaller in comparison.
You will notice that when you focus on a single dot, it turns white.

The black dots appear around your area of focus, not within it.

This is because the brain is affected by the dominance of the black squares and thinks that the dots must be negative.

In fact, none of the dots are black, they are all white.
This is a popular, simple optical illusion that uses black and white effectively to confuse our perceptions of what we are seeing.

Because we are trying to rationalise either the black vertical lines or white vertical lines, we cannot make sense of the untidiness of the columns and, to our eyes, the horizontal lines are sloping downwards. Our eyes naturally follow the powerful vertical lines.

In fact, the horizontal lines themselves are perfectly straight and measuring them would prove that they do not slope down at all.
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