perceptual experience

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Noun1.perceptual experience - the representation of what is perceivedperceptual experience - the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
figure - a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
ground - a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
pattern, form, shape - a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
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Objective: How do we experience the visual world around us The traditional view holds that the retinal input is analyzed to reconstruct an internal image that generates our perceptual experience.
The product was also tested in CSAD's Perceptual Experience Lab, which simulates social and environmental conditions to give Alex an idea of how people will interact with the product.
Perceptual Experience and Cognitive Penetrability, SOMOGY VARGA
He adds that these contexts require hunches or "conceptual substitutions for perceptual experience.
This shared perceptual experience is often a significant one; its object is the point to which several subjects have directed their attention.
Three-dimensional space, after all, only becomes "real" through our perceptual experience.
The 'general purpose classification' forms the natural taxonomy of the environment developed through universal (human) perceptual experience and cognitive understanding.
The point is that if the phenomenal character of perception and thought is of the same kind, namely, sensory, then there is no way, on the basis of experience, to distinguish between a perceptual experience and a conscious thought.
To date, however, it remains unknown how the human brain shapes our perceptual experience of being a body somewhere in space, and whether the regions that have been identified in rats are involved in this process.
Mental images are commonly understood as representations in the mind of a perceptual experience when that perceptual experience is not physically present.
The chapter on intentional theories features three different theories, which concern primarily differences in the relationship between representational content and the phenomenology of perceptual experience.
Trained in mathematics and perceptual psychology at Pomona College before embarking on his graduate studies in painting at University of California, Irvine, Turrell has long harbored an interest in the field of perceptual experience.

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