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Perception
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I. Natural Science and Psychology

Perception refers in general to the gathering of information in the central nervous system from the surrounding environment or from within the body itself. The primary function of perception consists in the gathering of vital information from our environment; this information is needed in particular for the steering of motor activity.

A distinction is frequently drawn between sensation and perception, going back to t…

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Ulrich, Rolf and Rese, Friederike, “Perception”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_124021>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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