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Week 2 Review of Visual Perception


Review of Visual Perception


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

Confucius, a philosopher ever said that only several people who understand the beauty on everything they see. Most of people never think and mean to something that they see. They perceive everything as it is, image as the output of vision sense system. However, having visual perception of vision is a complex mechanisms that flow from eyes to the brain. That system includes the perceptual experience and personal understanding to give meaning to the object of vision. Deep statement answer the question: how do people perceive the world authentically?; understanding visual perception helps human to know the world veridically. The are two key points that explain visual perception in perception analysis and creation contextual, they are the functions of visual perception and its relation to the physical environment.

Visual perception or the ability to interpret the surrounding environment processes information that is contained in visible light. Instantly, human can perceive the objects that have positions, shapes and colors and reach them or move to where they are by that perceptual abilities. Scientifically, perceptual system takes into account unconsciously the movement of the image on the retina and then subtracts from it the movement due to the of the eyes and the head, and the body through the environment to arrive as a representation of the movement of the object projecting image. Instead, human vision that produces the certain meanings is a result of unconsciousness interference in where perceptual experience serve as evidence for human judgment about the world around them. Those perceptual experience in general is autonomous from cognitive states such as belief, judgement, assumption, suppositions, hypotheses, etc. Thus, understanding visual perception is essential for human to identify every objects in daily life.

For humans, perception exists as one means of ensuring survival. By having good perception, human may come to gain information about the environment, the way in which such information is represented in perception, and the limits to their ability to perceive correctly. Human are able to understand anything they see by taking account unconsciously of various perceptual cues about objects and events in the environment. Then, they do reasoning to what the environment, and how it impinges on their perceptual. At the end, they should trust the evidence of the sense (eyes to see); or more precisely, whether they can believe what they perceive.



Wade, et. al. (1991). Visual perception: an introduction. Florence, KY, USA: Routledge, Retrieved from: ProQuest Ebrary Web on 2 March 2015.

Akins, Kathleen, ed. (1996). Perception. Cary, NC, USA: Oxford University Press, USA, Retrieved from: ProQuest Ebrary Web on 2 March 2015.



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