In the brain, the nerve impulses go through a series of organization, translation and interpretation.Once perception is finished, a person is able to "make sense" out of the sensations.
For instance, seeing the light (sensation) is different from determining its color (perception).
Another example is that feeling the coldness of the environment is different from perceiving that winter is coming.
Perception allows a person to interpret information from our senses based on existing information and expectations.
As such, perception enables individuals to create meaning from the sensory nerves.
Perception refers to the occurrence when the brain performs organization of information it obtains from the neural impulses, and then begins the process of translation and interpretation.
It is a vital process that helps us rationalize or make sense of the information related to the physical stimulus.Sensation and perception are interrelated processes that are developed throughout the lifespan.Although they have a close relationship, sensation and perception have discrete qualities that differentiate one from the other.It is attention that enables one to pick their area of interest.For instance, being able to have a phone conversation in a noisy night club while ignoring all the loud music or being able to listening to music in a busy traffic with hooting sounds.Sensation is defined as the process in which a sensory receptor is stimulated, producing nerve impulses that travel to the brain, which in turn interprets such impulses as a visual image, a sound, taste, odor, touch, or pain.The physical stimulus present in the environment emits energy that is absorbed by a sensory organ (known as transduction), causing sensation.And without perception, our sensations would remain to be "unknown" to us since there is no mental processing of what we sense.Sensation and perception are two completely different elements in terms of how they process information.In this case, perception happens when the brain interprets the sensory information and sends corresponding signals to sensory organs for response to the physical stimuli.The text in this article is licensed under the Creative Commons-License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).