perception

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a: Perception ~
b: relative velocity

What:

"Perception is like relative velocity. We tend to compare something or someone relative to our own perception. And thus, what we infer is relative to our belief structure, and not absolute in judgement."


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Writer: Samidha Paroha
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:21 PM



a: Perception ~
b: induction

What:

"That is why perception is like induction: it is ampliative and goes beyond what is sensibly present to what is not sensibly present."


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Writer: Fred Wilson
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:24 PM



a: Perception ~
b: a mirage

What:

"Form is like a lump of foam,
Feeling is like a water bubble;
Perception is like a mirage,
Volitions like a plantain trunk,
And consciousness like an illusion"


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Writer: The Buddha
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:29 PM



a: Perception ~
b: adding another sense

What:

"Perception is like adding another sense; a sixth sense if you will. Perception creates a mental impression from which observations can be understood and interpreted. It is this conception or notion of reality that facilitates making sense of the information we receive. Perception can interpret external and internal information simultaneously and provides meaning to the observations."


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Writer: Ivan Tirado
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:29 PM



a: Perception ~
b: sculpting

What:

"If so, then perception is like sculpting from a block of marble, exposing the statue within it by removing extraneous bits."


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Writer: Richard E. Cytowic
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:32 PM



a: Perception ~
b: a slab of silly putty

What:

"We've all gone through our share of dramatic -- and often TRAUMATIC -- personal "paradigm shifts." Early in life, one's perception is like a slab of silly putty -- it is easily twisted and shaped by the influences of culture, education, religion, and family. Sometimes, the end result is a distorted mass of contradictions and falsehoods. To "shift" one's "paradigm" in the direction of clarity requires conscientiousness, honesty, and unbending courage. Without this diligence, one is doomed to walk through life without the ability to discern the truth."


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Writer: Michael Goodspeed
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:41 PM



a: Perception ~
b: fingers extended

What:

"The saying attributed to Zeno by Cicero{6} that Perception is like the fingers extended, that Assent is like the half-closed hand, that Apprehension is like the hand fully closed, and that Knowledge (Scientia) is like the closed hand firmly grasped by the other hand, would seem to attribute to knowledge a superiority over sense-perception. On closer examination, however, it is seen that the difference is only a difference of degree."


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Writer: Zeno
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Date: Nov 20 2015 3:44 PM



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