sense impression


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Noun1.sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
perception - the process of perceiving
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
masking - the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
visual sensation, vision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
References in classic literature ?
Well," said Tarzan, "if you had been born without eyes you could not understand sense impressions that the eyes of others transmit to their brains, and as you have both been born without any sense of smell I am afraid you cannot understand how I can know that there is a man there.
as a present sense impression, which is a contemporaneous statement by a
1) although the present sense impression exception is one of the rules least feared by law students, the United states Court of appeals for the Ninth Circuit confronted a unique situation that would be prime for any law school exam in United States v.
This Article contends that the indiscriminate admission of these electronic present sense impressions (e-PSIs) is both normatively undesirable and inconsistent with the traditional rationale for the present sense impression exception.
our common sense impression of a temporal series of unfolding, successive moments that occur in space).
Even where an e-mail message was not composed with the type of spontaneity to qualify as an excited utterance, it may, nonetheless, reflect a different type of spontaneity sufficient to admit the e-mail message under the present sense impression exception to the hearsay rule.
Thus Fernandez Santamaria in the second chapter ("God's First Provision") examines Vives's analysis of the rational tools at human disposal, including his assignment of the roles of sense impression, imagination, memory, and "fantasy" (which "elaborates and refines" impressions, 22).
If we are to know that minds exist, we must have some idea of them, which requires that we have some sense impression of them.
While the Spanish monk in `Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister' is a vehement hater, his eye for detail and aliveness to sense impression brings him close to the artist Lippo.
Thus to sense is not to perceive a particular (that is, the sense impression itself) but to be in a certain state; (28)
Movements and utterances by participants and the sense impressions accompanying various activities within a church probably influence us to become part of a religious body and to stay within it.
If common sense philosophy depends on the reliability of our sense impressions, then it crumbles, as Hume pointed out, with each setting of the sun.