Sensations and Perceptions
“I see a bird over there”. If this is true, there is a bird over there. If not true I, at most, seemed to see or thought I saw a bird over there. In both cases I had a sensation, I sensed something, but only in the first case did I have a perception, did I perceive something. That is: this is both a useful and a common way of distinguishing between “sensation” and “perception”.
KeywordsVisual Field Subjective Experience Pain Behaviour Colour Word Perceptual Object
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