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The Perception activity produces Perceptions and Perceptions are a combined record of everything that has happened to things including us. It is a log of activity and includes not just the input from the Senses but any Emotions as well.
The process itself is theoretically relatively simple because it is just a logging activity, although there is the added complexity of correct sequencing as the composite picture is built.
Analogously it is like the sort of logging activity that takes place when we execute a program like Word. We can see the effects of this when we apply the undo and redo button in Word. Because this log of activity has been kept we can both undo and redo a whole sequence of actions.
1. For details on what has Perceptions see Perceptions - what has perceptions
2. See also Perception recall, for details on how Perceptions are recalled
3. Memory and perceptions describes the relationship between Perceptions and Memory
4. Memory and emotions describes how Perceptions related to high Emotion have an effect on Memory
5. For information on how to improve the Perception process to make it more effective see Improving Perception
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- Ades, Eduard and Marguerite - Eduard hypnotises Marguerite
- Alastair I. McIntosh - Enhancing perception
- Aristotle - De Anima - Perceptions and the soul
- Aristotle - Metaphysics IV - Perceptions and Reality
- Asvaghosha - The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana - The ego
- Asvaghosha - The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana - The Personality
- Asvaghosha - The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana - The problems of the 5 senses
- Babbage, Charles - The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - Memory and perception
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - Perception extraction
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - Perception, how does it work?
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - Relearning from perceptions
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - The 5 senses
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - The cyclical nature of Perceptions
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - The systems of the universe
- Bergson, Henri - Matter and Memory - Why we have the senses
- Beuys, Joseph - Honey Pump 05
- Bohm, David - Wholeness and The Implicate Order - Energy and spirit
- Broken neck playing rugby produces near death experience
- Brunton, Dr Paul - A Search in Secret Egypt - Past life
- Burt, Sir Cyril - Osses and blinkers
- Corbin, Henry - The Book of Theophanies
- Damasio, Professor Antonio - Perceptions and boundaried aggregates
- Damasio, Professor Antonio - The 'mind' of a cell
- Damasio, Professor Antonio - The need for defining Form boundaries
- Damasio, Professor Antonio - Where do perceptions reside?
- Dawkins, Professor Richard - Unweaving the Rainbow - On reality
- Dawkins, Professor Richard - Unweaving the Rainbow - Prosopagnosia
- Descartes, Rene - Modes of willing are all caused by some movement of the spirit
- Descartes, Rene - On pain and the 5 senses
- Descartes, Rene - The physical world is a mathematical construct
- Descartes, Rene - The subjective nature of perceptions
- Devereux, Paul - What is reality?
- Dr Elmer Green – On Reality and Perception
- Dr Seuss - To think that I saw it on Mulberry Street
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Intellect - On intellect
- Fechner, Gustav Theodor - One eye of the universe closes
- Foer, Joshua - National Geographic - Remember this
- Gardner, Ingrid - The hypothesis of the unit of energy
- Gerhardie, William - Resurrection - Perception recall 1
- Gregory, Dr Richard - Perceptions thought of as a software program
- Hume, David - The Self and Perceptions
- Huxley, Aldous - Mind at large
- Huxley, Aldous - The Doors of Perception - The 5 senses
- Ibn El-Arabi - Henry Corbin - Fursus al-hikam
- J R Buchanan - The past is entombed in the present
- Kant, Immanuel - Dreams of a Spirit Seer - How are hallucinations & visions constructed?
- Krishnamurti - The Network of Thought - Now, is there another form of learning
- Lilly, John - Perception versus Memory
- Lycaeum forum - The wood floor seemed to rise and fall like a piano keyboard
- Master Naong - Song of the Pure Land
- Mayan - Popol Vuh - 06 The Creation of the First humans
- Miranda's favourite trip from EROWID
- Miss Beauchamp - Her illness was in the mind
- Muir, John - John of the Mountains - Reality is not what we perceive
- Neumann, John von - The design for a computer
- North Whitehead, Alfred – 08 Time and perceptions
- North Whitehead, Alfred – 19 Perceptions are not the same as memory
- Oliver Sacks - Mrs O'C feels herself back in Ireland
- Ouspensky, P D - Tertium Organum - Extension in space and existence in time
- Pauli, Wolfgang - Dream of 23rd January 1938
- Pauli, Wolfgang - The role of intuition, inspiration and wisdom
- Plotinus - The Enneads - On death
- Plotinus - The Enneads - The use and act of Reason is a characteristic Act of the Soul
- Ramachandran, Dr V S - The distortion of perceptions to fit belief systems
- Ramacharaka on Louis Agassiz - On learning to observe
- Reichel-Dolmatoff – The Tukano Indians - The Three Worlds
- Research paper - Visual Awareness and the Detection of Fearful Faces
- Richet, Charles - L’Homme et l'Intelligence (Man and Intelligence) - Perception
- Romano, Jacques - A presentiment of smallpox
- Sacks, Oliver - On perception recall
- Sacks, Oliver - Perceptions as a means of 'knowing thyself'
- Schopenhauer, Arthur - The World as Will and Idea - Losing yourself in perceptions
- Schopenhauer, Arthur - The World as Will and Idea - The Innocence of plants
- Sensory deprivation and its positive effect on perception
- Sensory deprivation, out of time and perception recall
- Sensory deprivation, the panic button and Room 101
- Śikṣāsamuccaya - Contemplation of Thought
- Spencer, Stanley - Landscapes 04 - Cookham
- Steiner, Rudolf - Nature spirits - Perception and evolution
- Swedenborg, Emanuel - The Infinite - Where is the intellect?
- TED talk - Daniel Tammet - Different ways of knowing
- The Ceasing of Notions – 05 The limiting effect of the 5 senses
- The Ceasing of Notions – 06 Reality
- The Heart of Prajñāpāramitā - 'Gone, gone, gone to the other shore, gone together to the other shore.
- Villoldo, Dr Alberto - Running through your past life
- Watson, Lyall - On synaesthesia
- Yeats, W B - Anima Mundi - Perception recall
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book I - Sutras 01 to 51
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book III - Sutras 01 to 55
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book IV - 02. The Atman
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book IV - 08. Karma and Past Lives
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book IV - 11. to 34.