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When asked Can anything exist outside of perception one may quickly be informed that the answer is definitely yes However this answer is not easily explained and has entailed a great deal of time and energy for many years in attempting to figure out a concrete explanation In an attempt to contribute to the advancement of this philosophical quest of truth this report will cover the realities of perception and what those actualities might lead in belief of or to What is perception The Webster dictionary defines perception to be knowledge by the senses andor intellect by the mind of what is presented to it These two interpretations have vastly different annotations one indicating perception to be a physical act and the other as being an intellectual act Why is this important to know Because we are humans and by default can never know all the answers and thus we come to understand that our beliefs are inadvertently based on other peoples experiences leaving room for misperceptions What is misperception Again Websters dictionary defines it as being the misunderstanding of something and or of someone Most people will agree to the fact that they at one point or another have physically or mentally misperceived something But how does one know that he or she has seen something in error A physical example of misperception is demonstrated by a colorblind person Red orange pink and other like colors may appear the same or even a completely different hue this misperception cannot be detected by the carrier but only to those who have full sight Thus his or her perception would be based on the majority of other peoples physical experiences An intellectual explanation of misperception would be manifested in a young toddler who is dropped off at daycare for the first time In most cases the child being given into the new caretakers arms would cry throw a tantrum etc as the parent or guardian tries
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