The perceptual process can be described in seven basic steps, plus knowledge.
- In your own words, briefly describe each step and knowledge.
- Consider the flow of information. At what point in the process does sensation occur? Is there a distinct and identifiable point where sensation ends and perception begins? Is the point between sensation and perception located at the same place for all people? Explain.
- Discuss the interaction during this process. For example, how can perception alter sensation? How do you think attention and interest factor into this process?