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  • When sight in one eye is affected, it can affect our depth perception.

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  • The information was beyond valuable, and on a level that further altered Gabe's perception on Deidre.

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  • Several experiments were tried, to determine positively whether or not she had any perception of sound.

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  • Other and older plants give evidence of the same perception, though they do not respond all in the same way.

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  • The thought of a distinction between direct and indirect perception never dawned upon Collier.

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  • Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense?

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  • AIM is a time-domain auditory model for studying the role of phase locking and temporal fine-structure in auditory perception.

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  • Salvation is attained not by believing but by the perception of what is right; wisdom is resident in the soul and identical with the thought of man.

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  • The perception of direction or the influence of gravity presents greater difficulty, as we have no clear idea of the form which the force of gravity takes.

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  • His descriptions of his native county reveal close observation and a vivid perception of natural beauty.

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  • Nevertheless, Reid's insistence on judgment as the unit of knowledge and his sharp distinction between sensation and perception must still be recognized as of the highest importance.

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  • Observation of germinating seedlings makes it clear that somehow they have a perception of direction.

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  • Action from principle--the perception and the performance of right--changes things and relations; it is essentially revolutionary, and does not consist wholly with anything which was.

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  • He was not without aptitude for diplomacy, and his intuitive insight and perception of character sometimes enabled him to outwit the crafty politicians by whom he was surrounded.

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  • We're able to simultaneously show the benefits of the product as well as to improve perception of the brand.

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  • They have much acuteness of perception for the relations of individual objects, but little power of generalization.

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  • Strictly, however, it is contrasted with "perception," and implies the mental reconstruction and combination of sensegiven data.

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  • His study iinvolves the development of cue weighting strategies in children's speech perception.

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  • The success of Bonaparte in reorganizing France may be ascribed to his determined practicality and to his perception of the needs of the average man.

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  • The sense-organs are highly developed; the wing-membranes are exceedingly sensitive; the nose-leaf is also an organ of perception, and the external ear is specially modified to receive soundwaves.

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  • The soul contains the notions of being, substance, unity, identity, cause, perception, reasoning and many others which the senses cannot give.

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  • Chief among these encumbering presuppositions was that of a fundamental distinction between perception and conception and consequent upon it between the synthetic and the analytic use of thought.

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  • Justinian has a clearer perception of the demarcation between the spheres of spiritual and temporal law.

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  • This is the interval between the arrival of an event and his perception that it has arrived, or it may be the interval between arrival and his record of the arrival.

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  • As children grow, more complex skills, like visual perception, develop.

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  • Dean smiled at the young lady's perception.

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  • External things are things known to us in immediate perception.

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  • Parents can be surprised by their child's perception of family issues.

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  • A third analytical tool is the Titmus II Vision Tester Color Perception Test.

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  • It's simply designed to help you gauge your powers of perception wherever you are at this point in your life.

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  • This ability is commonly referred to as extrasensory perception (ESP) or mind reading.

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  • The ability to draw is as much about perception as it is about creating.

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  • This doctrine or hypothesis he usually speaks of as "the ideal system" or "the theory of ideas"; and to it he opposes his own analysis of the act of perception.

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  • For, indeed, scepticism with regard to the senses is considered in the Inquiry .to be sufficiently justified by the fact that they lead us to suppose " an external universe which depends not on our perception," whereas " this universal and primary opinion of all men is soon destroyed by the slightest philosophy."

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  • More important still was the growing perception of the general uniformity of nature, which had forced itself with increasing insistence upon men's minds as the study of the natural sciences progressed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • The perception of these difficulties has evoked a movement for what is called a short ballot.

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  • Sensation is not the reception of the selfsame essence of an external body, but one's perception of one's sentient organism as affected, and especially of its organs resisting one another, e.g.

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  • On the death of the chief who ruled Hawaii at that time there succeeded one named Kamehameha (1736-1819), who appears to have been a man of quick perception and great force of character.

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  • This arises partly, no doubt, from the fact that the perception has clear localization, which the image has not.

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  • Thus these systems throw an important light on the past, and a true perception of the nature and purpose of Gnosticism is not to be obtained without taking them into consideration.

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  • Leibnitz, again, having become equally dissatisfied with Cartesianism, Spinozism and the Epicurean realism of Gassendi, in the latter part of his life came still nearer than Spinoza to metaphysical idealism in his monadology, or half-Pythagorean,half-Brunistic analysis of bodies into monads, or units, or simple substances, indivisible and unextended, but endowed with perception and appetite.

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  • A perception of this has only been gradually reached, and is even now none too general.

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  • Yet the earliest results of his awakened perception helped to demonstrate still further the depravedspirit that had come over Japanese art.

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  • His very anomalous position in regard to Mist is also indicative of a rather blunt moral perception.

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  • The teachings of Symeon " the New Theologian " on these matters lived on in the cloisters; it was taken up by the Hesychasts of the 14th century, and developed into a peculiar theory as to the perception of the Divine Light.

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  • 1 1, had also said that we have many " petites perceptions," of which we are unconscious, and had further suggested that a perception of which we are, is composed of a quantity of " petites perceptions " of which we are not, conscious.

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  • Further, holding that, " like every other perception, the perception of a human body immediately involves the existence of that body," and, like Fichte, believing in a " common consciousness," he concludes that the evidence of sense is verined by " common consciousness " of the external world as objective in the Kantian sense of universally valid.

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  • In supposing a direct perception of such a nondescript thing, he shows to what straits idealists are driven in the endeavour to supplement Kant's limitation of knowledge to phenomena by some sort of knowledge of things.

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  • Leibnitz, by way of distinction from unconscious perception, gave the name " apperception " to consciousness.

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  • It was counteracted to some extent by the study at the universities of the deductive logic of Aristotle and the inductive logic of Bacon, by parts of Mill's own logic, and by the natural realism of Reid, Stewart, and Hamilton, which met Hume's scepticism by asserting a direct perception of the external world.

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  • As, however, he does not suppose that we have a direct perception of something resisting the organism, such as Hamilton maintained, it becomes necessary to state exactly what he means by " attuition."

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  • It is, according to him, something more than sensation, but less than perception; it is common to us with lower animals such as dogs; its operation consists in co-ordinating sensations into an aggregate which the subject throws back into space, and thereby has a consciousness of a total object outside itself, e.g.

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  • At first in his psychology he speaks of the " attuition " and the rational perception of an outside object.

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  • " Meta physics," says he, " has no direct interest in the origin of ideas " (254), and " we have nothing to do here with the psychological origin of the perception " (35).

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  • The strength of Janet's position is his perception that the argument from final causes is in favour of an omnipresent rational will making matter a means to ends, and not in favour of an immanent mind of Nature working out her own ends.

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  • He vacillated a great deal about our mode of perceiving the external world; but his final view (edition of Reid's works, note D*) consisted in supposing that (1) sensation is an apprehension of secondary qualities purely as affections of the organism viewed as ego; (2) perception in general is an apprehension of primary qualities as relations of sensations in the organism viewed as non-ego; while (3) a special perception of a so-called " secundo-primary " quality consists in " the consciousness of a resisting something external to our organism."

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  • Hamilton's views both on the absolute and on perception affected Mansel and Spencer.

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  • The Scottish School never realized that every sensation of the five senses is a perception of a sensible object in the bodily organism; and that touch is a perception, not only of single sensible pressure, but also of double sensible pressure, a perception of our bodily members sensibly pressing and pressed by one another, from which, on the recurrence of a single sensible pressure, we infer the pressure of an external thing for the first time.

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  • Although he does not agree with Kant that either the formal element in sense or the synthesis of sensations is a priori, yet in very Kantian fashion, through not distinguishing between operation and object, he holds that, in synthetically combining sensations of touch and sight, we not only have a complex perception of a solid body, but also know this " object thought of " as itself the complex of these sensations objectified.

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  • If?li there is one thing certain in the Kantian philosophy, it is its author's perception that what is contributed by mind must not be extended to things beyond mind.

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  • He facilitated this awkward transition by adding to Kant's a priori forms of space and time an " a priori form of alternative causality," or, as he also called it, " an intuition of causality involved in the elementary exercise of perception," which is the key to his whole philosophy.

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  • On this quite new assumption of a sense of sensations he deduces that, from a perception of these mental facts, we could not infer material facts, e.g.

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  • a tree, or indeed any cause at all, or any event beyond perception, without assuming the principle of causation that Nature is uniform in cause and effect over great intervals of time and space.

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  • It involved the adoption of a point of view as to the relation between the motions of bodies of different forms, which practically amounted to a perception of the principle of energy as applied to the case in question.

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  • Familiar cases can readily be found of the perception of the mass of bodies, independently of their tendency to fall towards the earth.

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  • The power of prediction possessed by the subject in such cases may be explained in two ways: (i) As due to an abnormal power of perception possessed by certain persons, when in the hypnotic trance, of the working of their own pathological processes; or (2) more probably, as the result of self-suggestion; the organism is "set" to explode at a given date in a crisis, or to develop the fore-ordained symptoms.

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  • His philosophical standpoint was one of scepticism in regard to external perception.

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  • The perception of relations, which, according to him, is the essence of cognition, the demonstrative character which he thinks attaches to our inference of God's existence, the intuitive knowledge of self, are doctrines incapable of being brought into harmony with the view of mind and its development which is the keynote of his general theory.

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  • It remains to be seen how knowledge can be explained on such a basis; but, before proceeding to sketch Hume's answer to this question, it is necessary to draw attention, first, to the peculiar device invariably resorted to by him when any exception to his general principle that ideas are secondary copies of impressions presents itself, and, secondly, to the nature of the substitute offered by him for that perception of relations or synthesis which even in Locke's confused statements had appeared as the essence of cognition.

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  • Hume's theory of mathematics - the only one, perhaps, which is compatible with his fundamental principle of psychology - is a practical condemnation of his empirical theory of perception.

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  • If these judgments are admitted to be facts of immediate perception, the supposition of their non-existence is impossible.

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  • As this thing can only be an impression or perception, and is not itself present, it is represented by its copy or idea.

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  • Existence of any fact, not present as a perception, can only be proved by arguments from cause or effect.

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  • But as each perception is in consciousness only as a contingent fact, which might not be or might be other than it is, we must admit that the mind can conceive no necessary relations or connexions among the several portions of its experience.

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  • If, therefore, a present perception leads us to assert the existence of some other, this can only be interpreted as meaning that in some natural, i.e.

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  • psychological, manner the idea of this other perception is excited, and that the idea is viewed by the mind in some peculiar fashion.

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  • One fact or perception is discovered by experience to be uniformly or generally accompanied by another, and its occurrence therefore naturally excites the idea of that other.

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  • Modern philosophers seem inclined to think that personal identity arises from consciousness, and consciousness is nothing but a reflected thought or perception.

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  • He tells how, when he had slowly taken in the doctrine of logical figures and moods, he put it aside and would prove things only in his own way; how he then heard about bodies as consisting of matter and form, as throwing off species of themselves for perception, and as moved by sympathies and antipathies, with much else of a like sort, all beyond his comprehension; and how he therefore turned to his old books again, fed his mind on maps and charts of earth and sky, traced the sun in his path, followed Drake and Cavendish girdling the main, and gazed with delight upon pictured haunts of men and wonders of unknown lands.

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  • Like a warm breath, it pervades the human structure and works with it; nor could it act as it does in perception unless it were corporeal.

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  • His mental qualities were - a quick analytic perception, strong logical powers, a tenacious memory, a liberal estimate and tolerance of the opinions of others, ready intuition of human nature; and perhaps his most valuable faculty was rare ability to divest himself of all feeling or passion in weighing motives of persons or problems of state.

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  • Lysias was a man of kindly and genial nature, warm in friendship, loyal to country, with a keen perception of character and a fine though strictly controlled sense of humour.

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  • To take one's watch from the pocket and look at it when from a familiar clock-tower a familiar bell strikes a familiar hour, is an instance of a habitual action initiated by a sense perception outside attentive consciousness.

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  • The ethical affinities of pragmatism spring from the perception that all knowing is referred to a purpose.

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  • For this no external stimulus is required, and as compared with the after-image it represents the objects in perspective just as they might be seen in perception.

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  • His greatness consists in his practical aptitude, in his political perception, and in the self-restraint which enabled him to confine within limits tolerable to his people an insatiable appetite for power.

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  • Instead of thought, we have perception; instead of dialectic, gravitation; instead of causation, sequence in time.

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  • But when all artistic perception in Great Britain appeared lost in admiration of the triumphs of machinery and the expansion of trade, a new influence in art matters, that of the prince consort, began to make itself felt.

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  • The casual concept, as given by experience, expresses not a necessary objective order of things, but an ordered scheme of perception; it is subjective and cannot be postulated as a concrete law apart from consciousness.

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  • He came into touch with advanced methods of scientific research, acquired great ability as a writer, keen perception of truth and an unflinching realization of the defects of his own people, and the unpleasant but essential fact that to have better government they must first deserve it.

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  • It requires an idea, because every object is conceived as well as recognized or denied; but it is itself an assertion of actual fact, every perception counts for a judgment, and every categorical is changeable into an existential judgment without change of sense (Brentano, who derives his theory from Mill except that he denies the necessity of a combination of ideas, and reduces a categorical to an existential judgment).

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  • Lastly, all the authors of the above-quoted theories err in supposing that all judgment requires conception; for even Mill thinks a combination of ideas necessary, and Brentano, who comes still nearer to the nature of sensory judgment when he says, " Every perception counts for a judgment," yet thinks that an idea is necessary at the same time in order to understand the thing judged.

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  • Paradoxical insistence on the accidents of speech-forms and thought-forms leads in the end to perception of the essentials.

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  • There must be convergence in a unitary principle, soul or consciousness, which is that which really functions in perception, the senses and their organs being merely its instruments.

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  • The conjunction was by hypothesis not given, and is a new result by no_ means to be reached, apart from direct perception save by use of at least two given conjunctions.

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  • It is infallible, while, whatever the case with perception of the special sensibles, 9 the process which combines particulars is not.

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  • The statement that a number of objects can be seen to be three or four is not to be taken as implying that there is a simultaneous perception of all the objects.

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  • The term acquired a special significance in the philosophy of Kant, who used it to describe the contradictory results of applying to the universe of pure thought the categories or criteria proper to the universe of sensible perception (phenomena).

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  • The psychologist finds among the earliest of his problems the question as to the process from the perception of things seen and heard to mental conceptions, which are ultimately distinct from immediate perception (see Psychology).

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  • Besides, he was deeply impressed by the fact of man's personality and by the problem of his personal immortality, which brought him back through Schelling to Leibnitz, whose Monadologie throughout maintains the plurality of monadic souls and the omnipresence of perception, sketches in a few sections (ยงยง 23, 78-81) a panpsychic parallelism, though without identity, between bodily motions and psychic perceptions, and, what is most remarkable, already uses the conservation of energy to argue that physical energy pursues its course in bodies without interacting with souls ., and that motions produce motions, perceptions produce perceptions.

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  • The real reasons lie in the perception of gender roles and fashion.

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  • Cognitive processes-Thought processes (i.e., reasoning, perception, judgment, memory).

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  • They gather, sort, and process information from around them, using the data to develop perception and thinking skills.

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  • They may have some learning disabilities, particularly with regard to spatial perception, visual-motor coordination, and mathematics.

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  • Visual perception, visual-motor skills, and critical thinking skills can also be affected.

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  • Tomblin. "Bimodal Speech Perception in Infant Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Users."

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  • Preschoolers tend to have a limited and mistaken perception of abandonment.

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  • Tsao, Feng-Ming, et al. "Speech Perception in Infancy Predicts Language Development in the Second Year of Life: A Longitudinal Study."

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  • Selective perception: The person notices only those features of situations or interactions that fit his negative view of the world rather than taking in all available information.

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  • For example, if teens think they are overweight, they should first verify their perception with a healthcare provider.

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  • The perception many adults have that peer pressure is one culture or a unified front of dangerous influence is inaccurate.

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  • This binocular fixation (both eyes looking directly at the same object) is necessary to see three-dimensionally and to aid in depth perception.

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  • This perception of runaways has become influential in both public opinion and government policy.

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  • Those with nystagmus usually have decreased vision and poor depth perception, although those born with nystagmus, may not realize that their vision is poor.

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  • Often, the power of the bully is dependent on the perception of the victim, with the bullied child often too intimidated to effectively resist the bully.

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  • In terms of the study of temperament, fMRI allows researchers to study such complex brain activities as problem-solving as well as visual and auditory (hearing) perception.

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  • Turner's syndrome does not affect intelligence, although persons with the condition have poor spatial perception and mathematical aptitude, often accompanied by learning disabilities.

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  • It identifies problems with visual perception, motor coordination, and visual-motor integration such as hand-eye coordination.

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  • The Beery-Buktenica Test, also known as Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration or VMI, is designed to identify deficits in visual perception, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination.

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  • Assessing perception skills-observing how individuals may respond to things they see, hear, and touch-is, therefore, a basic part of assessing cognitive function.

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  • Visual testing may include color perception, object recognition, visual organizational abilities, and the ability to differentiate figures from the background against which they appear.

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  • Others, such as the Beery-Buktenica test, are designed to test visual motor skills as a factor of visual perception and integration.

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  • Children who perform well on VMI testing may still have visual perception or motor coordination deficits.

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  • Visual perception (VP)-The ability to perceive or understand what is being seen; the integration of an image with an idea of what it represents.

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  • If such family members exist, parents can have their children tested for color perception at an early age.

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  • Screening for color perception is usually performed in grade school.

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  • Cones-Receptor cells, located in the retina of the eye, that allow the perception of colors.

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  • It also refers to your aspirations and the perception you have of yourself.

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  • According to researchers, when most people look at a face, their perception of beauty is subconsciously based on the Golden Ratio.

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  • They also perform tests for color-blindness, visual acuity, and depth perception.

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  • In Lamaze classes today, it is emphasized that there is no right or wrong way to breath during labor but there are various speeds and rhythms of breathing that can reduce the heart rate, anxiety, and pain perception.

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  • A partial mastectomy may be barely noticeable, but a simple or modified radical mastectomy can cause a dramatic change in a woman's body shape, and in her perception about herself.

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  • Furthermore, by creating a more natural environment, it becomes part of the landscape and encourages a perception of swimming as a more natural activity.

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  • The common perception is that men are more likely to say them, but both men and women can and do use them.

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  • If this is not the perception you want others to have of you and you are finding it difficult to control you behavior, then I would suggest you work with a mental health professional.

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  • Knowing something about nonverbal communication will sharpen your perception that someone may have emotion or attraction not expressed verbally.

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  • In contrast to the common perception of romantic verse, there are poems about being single and loving it.

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  • There is a perception that cheating housewives are just bored and looking for more excitement, but there are deeper reasons for being unfaithful.

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  • Another perception of a cheating wife is that if a woman is left alone too often she'll stray and turn to other men.

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  • This idea is impossible if love is seen as a limited resource, and a lot of time is spent by poly advocates and teachers trying to counter this perception.

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  • Nevertheless, diamonds are intricately intertwined with society's perception of romance, love, and commitment.

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  • They also improve kids' ability to understand spatial perception, and mazes can help children with their motor skills as well.

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  • Print Activities offers a variety of educational worksheets, including printable mazes, that will help your kids become better adept in their motor skills and spatial perception.

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  • Cameron even used his own Reality Camera System to use two high definition cameras to emulate perception on the big screen.

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  • The goal at LoveToKnow Paranormal is to bring you entertaining and informative articles on all aspects of paranormal activity, from classic hauntings to metaphysical phenomena such as clairvoyance and extrasensory perception, aka ESP.

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  • You'll even find out where to test your own powers of psychic perception.

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  • So, how do you begin to explore your own powers of extra perception?

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  • Extrasensory perception (ESP) deals largely with the untapped powers of the human mind.

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  • The senses you had the most difficulty in reproducing are your weaker areas, and will take more work to develop into tools for extrasensory perception.

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  • Sounds, voices and even entire scenes may flash across the psychic's mind complete with sensory perception that the owner of the object was having at the time her emotions were imprinted on the object.

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  • Designers have great fun, however, challenging our perception of what a watch should look like and creating a range of different and unusual takes on the simple watch design.

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  • She embraces her unique perception and neurologically atypical mental processing as assets, and she encourages others with ASD to do the same.

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  • Kim Miller is a successful artist who uses her skills to express her emotions and to share her perception.

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  • The artwork provides a direct link between her perception of the world that is very valuable to the autistic community and anyone interested in the topic.

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  • The ability to take another person's perception typically develops around age four but many children with autism fail to develop this skill, making it appear that they lack empathy.

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  • Further, some doctors think there is a physiological link between AS or autism and mood disorders like OCD which may impair a person's ability to regulate emotions and perception.

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  • Response time is critical because the student may have delayed time perception and she may require time to process the input.

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  • Developed customer service program that reduced complaints by 22% and increased positive perception of company by 33%.

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  • Customer perception should be positive with 30-40% reductions in wait times while in line.

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  • Shrinking a business reduces market value and reduces its customer base, which can be dangerous if perception of the company views it as unreliable.

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  • Accurate Preview - After reviewing an executive summary, readers should have an accurate perception of what they can expect to find out if they choose to read the whole document.

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  • Jane's Treasure Chest currently features black and white signage that looks very outdated and doesn't fit our desired brand perception of an upscale, destination women's boutique clothing store.

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  • Issues ranging from stress-related eating to eating out to body perception are all addressed if needed.

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  • The perception is that only plus sized women choose body shaping undergarments, but this has never been the case historically (witness the characters' girdles on Mad Men) and still isn't.

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  • There's nothing sweeter (or cornier depending on your perception) than the entire family wearing the same pajamas on Christmas morning.

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  • Candy Girls wanted to change this perception.

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  • Produced by Simpson's father Joe and Simpson herself, the intent of the show was to change public perception of Simpson as a "dumb blonde," according to Joe Simpson.

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  • As she told E Online, her perception of what the show would be like and the reality of how it all unfolded didn't mesh.

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  • It was reserved for Finlay to depict, with greater knowledge and a juster perception, the lights and shades of Byzantine history.

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  • The publication of Hume's treatise turned his attention to philosophy, and in particular to the theory of external perception.

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  • Reid has a variety of names for the principles which, by their presence, lift us out of subjectivity into perception.

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  • Lorenzo Valla and Angelo Poliziano, almost alone among the scholars of that age, showed a true critical perception.

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  • Both were moved by their dissatisfaction with the theory of representative perception.

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  • If the sensations corresponding to these neighbouring elements are thus aroused, we have no such perception as a pure tone, and what we regard as a pure tone is the mean of a group of sensations.

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  • (2) His doctrine of perception, which is, in brief, that "the perception of external things through the organs of sense is a direct mental act or phenomenon of consciousness not susceptible of being resolved into anything else," and the reality of which can be neither proved nor disproved, is not worked out in detail, but is supported by elaborate and sometimes subtle criticisms of all other theories.

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  • Not having been separately published, it is perhaps the least known of Maine's writings; but its combination of just perception and large grasp with command of detail is not easily matched outside W.

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  • Such mentally endowed substances might be called souls; but, as he distinguished between perception and apperception or consciousness, and considered that perceptions are often unconscious, he preferred to divide monads into unconscious entelechies of inorganic bodies, sentient souls of animals, and rational souls, or spirits, of men; while he further concluded that all these are derivative monads created by God, the monad of monads.

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  • Hume saw that in making all the objects of perception ideas Berkeley had given as little reason for inferring substantial souls as substantial bodies.

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  • But, whereas Leibnitz imputed unconscious perception as well as unconscious appetition to monads, Schopenhauer supposed unconscious will to arise without perception, without feeling, without ideas, and to be the cause of ideas only in us.

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  • Indeed, Fichte had previously characterized the life of the Absolute by reason and will without consciousness; and, before Fichte, Leibnitz had asserted that the elements of Nature are monads with unconscious perception and appetition.

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  • This hypothesis of an acquired perception of a space mentally constructed by " local signs " supplied Lotze and many succeeding idealists, including Wundt, with a new argument for metaphysical idealism.

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  • Both, however, used this influence freely; and, whereas Lotze used the Leibnitzian argument from indivisibility to deduce indivisible elements and souls, Fechner used the Leibnitzian hypotheses of universal perception and parallelism of motions and perceptions, in the light of the .Schellingian identification of physical and psychical, to evolve a world-view (Weltansicht) containing something which was neither Leibnitz nor Schelling.

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  • The perception of this is reason.

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  • The faintest stars visible to the naked eye on clear nights are of about the sixth magnitude; exceptionally keen, well-trained eyes and clear moonless nights are necessary for the perception of stars of the seventh magnitude.

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  • Perception & Motor Skills 98, no. 2 (April 2004): 409-14.

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  • It appears the the social perception of what constitutes "monstrously large" on a fearsome scale has changed quite a bit from the 1950s through today.

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  • "Mean girls" who wouldn't give a wallflower the time of day in the halls of high school have "friended" them on cyberspace, causing an oddly skewed perception of social acceptance.

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  • The perception by most was that the application would give you a list of the people who were "stalking" your profile page the most.

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  • Top executives such as Virgin Group Ltd. Chairman Richard Branson and Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt are tweeting in a way that increases the perception of authenticity for their companies.

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  • Believe it or not, back during those times some of the older officers even protested the use of these coats as part of the uniform because they did not adhere to their perception of appropriate military style.

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  • To this was annexed a tract ("Matter not a Cogitative Substance") to demonstrate the impossibility of thinking or perception being the result of any combination of the parts of matter and motion.

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  • Lowth's contribution to a more critical appreciation of the Old Testament lies in his perception of the nature and significance of parallelism in Hebrew poetry, in his discernment of the extent to which the prophetical books are poetical in form, and in his treatment of the Old Testament as the expression of the thought and emotions of a people - in a word, as literature.

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  • Neoplatonism perceived that neither sense perception nor rational cognition is a sufficient basis or justification for religious ethics; consequently it broke away from rationalistic ethics as decidedly as from utilitarian morality.

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  • Its manifoldness is not then to be taken as excluding its fundamental unity; the divisions which our ordinary perception and thought introduce into it have not absolute validity, but are to be interpreted as the outcome of the single formative energy or complex of forces which is the inner aspect, the soul of nature.

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  • And the price is that the reader's perception of the signification of the word or words so wrested is dimmed and impaired, and his power of discriminating and understanding them when he meets them again is shot with doubt and error.

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  • Berkeley is compelled to see that an immediate perception is not a thing, and that what we consider permanent or substantial is not a sensation but a group of qualities, which in ultimate analysis means sensations either immediately felt or such as our experience has taught us would be felt in conjunction with these.

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  • On seeing Callias my perception is of man, not Callias, or even man-Callias.

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  • In the second place, it is in the form in which it was raised in connexion with the individualistic theory of perception with which the Stoics started, that one question of fundamental importance, viz.

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  • Perception, in the view of the Stoics, at its highest both revealed and guaranteed the being of its object.

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  • The controversy as to the selfevidence of perception in which the New Academy effected some sort of conversion of the younger Stoics, and in which the Sceptics opposed both, is one of the really vital issues of the decadence.

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  • So long as the relation of the nominal to the real essence has no other background than Locke's doctrine of perception, the conclusion that what Kant afterwards calls analytical judgments a priori and synthetic judgments a posteriori exhaust the field follows inevitably, with its corollary, which Locke himself has the courage to draw, that the natural sciences are in strictness impossible.

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  • His general theory of knowledge deriving from Kant and Reid, and including among other things a contaminatio of their theories of perception, 3 in no way sustains or mitigates his narrow view of logic. He makes no effective use of his general formula that to think is to condition.

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  • We are concerned in logic solely with the systematic 3 See Sir William Hamilton: The Philosophy of Perception, by J.

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  • In knowing there are two functions involved, the " organic " or animal function of sensuous experience in virtue of which we are in touch with being, directly in inner perception, mediately in outer experience, and the "intellectual" function of construction.

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  • But in correspondence to the first stirring of the Divine existence there awakes in God Himself an inner reflective perception, by means of which - since no object is possible for it but God - God beholds Himself in His own image.

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  • This perception combines, as understanding, with the primal yearning, which becomes thereby free creative will, and works formatively in the originally lawless nature or ground.

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  • They all sought to explain the material universe as given in sensible perception; their explanation was in terms of matter, movement, force.

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  • These epics had meanwhile been made the subject of a work which for exhaustive learning and delicacy of artistic perception has few rivals in the history of philology, the Epic Cycle of F.

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  • But in the organs of sense these pores are specially adapted to receive the effluxes which are continually rising from bodies around us; and in this way perception is somewhat obscurely explained.

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  • This idea contains within it the germ of the modern idea of the subjectivity of sense-given data; perception is not merely a passive reflection of external objects.

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  • For humanism, which was the vital element in the Revival of Learning, consists mainly of a just perception of the dignity of man as a rational, volitional and sentient being, born upon this earth with a right to use it and enjoy it.

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  • A clearer perception of the conditions under which the effective attainment of revenue is possible is another outcome of financial development.

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  • In the first place, it is evident that Bacon, like the Atomical school, of whom he highly approved, had a clear perception and a firm grasp of the physical character of natural principles; his forms are no ideas or abstractions, but highly general physical properties.

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  • Hegel, before the anthropological stage, found it in magic. Max Muller, building on philosophy and mythology, affirmed that " Religion consists in the perception of the infinite under such manifestations as are able to influence the moral character of man " (Natural Religion, 18 99, p. 188).

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  • Perhaps his greatest contribution, however, was his attempt to account for our perception of quality of tone.

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  • The pamphlet begins by re-stating with reference to sight the general theory that perception of an objective world rests upon an instinctive causal postulation, which even when it misleads still remains to haunt us (instead of being, like errors of reason, open to extirpation by evidence), and proceeds to deal with physiological colour, i.e.

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  • It was his purpose to show that the forms of thought (which he sought to isolate from the peculiarities incident to the organic body) were not merely customary means for licking into convenient shape the data of perception, but entered as underlying elements into the constitution of objects, making experience possible and determining the fundamental structure of nature.

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  • Devoutly accepting the authority of Faith in the region of theology, he considered philosophy as based on perception.

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  • In all these particulars Zeno followed them, and the last is the more important, because, Chrysippus having adopted a new criterion of truth - a clear and distinct perception of sense - it is only from casual.

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  • One inevitable consequence of materialism is that subject and object can no longer be regarded as one in the act of perception, as Plato and Aristotle tended to assume, however imperfectly the assumption was carried out.

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  • representative hypothesis is most easily called in to account for perception.

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  • Formerly this technical phrase was explained to mean " the perception which irresistibly compels the subject to assent to it as true."

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  • The external object is known only in perception.

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  • Motion is the fundamental fact common to being and thought; the actual motion of the external world has its counterpart in the constructive motion which is involved in every instance of perception or thought.

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  • Yet in spite of his searching study of authorities, his keen judgment of men, and his perception of underlying principles of moral law, his view was warped by the heat of faction, which glows beneath his external objectivity.

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  • Augustine's explanation of its fall passes in review not only the calamities of Roman history - combined with a pathetic perception of its greatness, - but carries the survey back to the origin of evil at the creation.

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  • In Kantian terminology apperception is (1) transcendental - the perception of an object as involving the consciousness of the pure self as subject, and (2) empirical, - the cognition of the self in its concrete existence.

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  • But the genius from which it came - the swift faculty of perception, the lofty imagination, the idealizing spirit enamoured of reality - was the secret source of all Emerson's greatness as a speaker and as a writer.

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  • In his judgments of men and their actions he is unbiassed, and his appreciations of character exhibit a remarkable fineness of perception and a broad sympathy.

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  • All that he allows is that the perception of natural beauty may, by its resemblance to the primary spiritual beauty, quicken the disposition to divine love in those who are already under the influence of a truly virtuous temper.

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  • The particular organic conditions of perception and the associative laws to which the mind, as a part of nature, is subjected, are facts in themselves indifferent to the philosopher; and therefore the development of psychology into an independent science, which took place during the latter half of the 10th century and may now be said to be complete, represents an entirely natural evolution.

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  • We may then say that psychology is occupied with the natural function of Intellection, seeking to discover its laws and distinguishing its various modes (perception, representative imagination, conception, &c.) according to the various circumstances in which the laws are found at work.

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  • Hamilton encouraging the confusion by speaking of "psychology or metaphysics," 1 while his lectures on metaphysics are mainly taken up with what belongs in the strictest sense to psychology proper, with an occasional excursus (as in the theory of perception) into epistemology.

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  • But appearing with these thinkers as the problem of perception, epistemology widens its scope and becomes, in Kant's hands, the question of the possibility of experience in general.

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  • Moreover we commonly find the logician assuming that the process of thought has advanced a certain length before his examination of it begins; he takes his material full-formed from perception, without, as a rule, inquiring into the nature of the conceptions which are involved in our perceptive experience.

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  • Perhaps by talking of "emotions" we tend to give an unduly subjective colour to the investigation; it would be better to speak of the perception of the beautiful.

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  • 1893); Sir William Hamilton: The Philosophy of Perception; a translation of Schwegler's Geschichte der Philosophie (1867; 12th ed., 1893); Jerrold, Tennyson and Macaulay, &c. (1868); On Materialism (1868); As Regards Protoplasm (1869; 2nd ed., 1872); Lectures on the Philosophy of Law (1873); Burns in Drama (1878); Text-Book to Kant (1881); Philosophy in the Poets; Darwinianism; Workmen and Work (1894); What 1s Thought ?

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  • In 1871 the late Professor Rankine, F.R.S., whose remarkable perception of the practical fitness or unfitness of purely theoretical deductions gives his writings exceptional value, received from Major Tulloch, R.E., on behalf of the municipality of Bombay, a request to consider the subject generally, and with special reference to very high dams, such as have since been constructed in India.

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  • From the basis of immediate experience or perception thought proceeds by comparison and abstraction, establishing connexions among facts, but remaining in its nature mediate and finite.

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  • The principle of reason and consequent, the necessity of thinking each given fact of perception as conditioned, impels understanding towards an endless series of identical propositions, the records of successive comparisons and abstractions.

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  • It is a mere prejudice of philosophic thinkers, a prejudice which has descended from Aristotle, that mediate or demonstrated cognition is superior in cogency and value to the immediate perception of truths or facts.

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  • Cognition, then, in the strict sense, occupies the middle place between sense perception, which is belief in matters of sense, and reason, which is belief in supersensuous fact.

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  • This latter presentation may, in the absence of any accepted term, be called number-ideation; this word covering not only the perception or recognition of particular numbers, but also the formation of a number-concept.

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  • Perception of Number.

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  • The attention may be directed in succession to the different objects, so that the perception is rhythmical; the distinctive rhythm thus aiding the perception of the particular number.

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  • In consequence of this limitation of the power of perception of number, it is practically impossible to use a pure denary scale in elementary number-teaching.

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  • It has been suggested that names of this kind may have been the, origin of the numeral words of different races; but it is improbable that direct visual perception would lead to a name for a number unless a name based on a process of counting had previously been given to it.

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  • No doubt he was helped to an intelligent perception of the new situation by the fact that, as a foreigner, he cared far more for carrying on war successfully against France than for influencing the domestic legislation of a country which was not his own, and by the knowledge that the conduct of the struggle which lasted till he was able to treat with France on equal terms at Ryswick (1697) was fairly trusted to his hands.

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  • It seems that opinions may be formed of inquiry and study alone, which are then constructive; but where intuitive perception or the perceptive imagination is a robust possession, the fruits of research become assimilative - the food of a divining faculty which needs more or less of it according to the power of divination.

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  • These speeches appeal more to admiration than to sympathy, even where the limitations of Disraeli's protectionist beliefs are understood and where his perception of the later consequences of free trade is most cordially acknowledged.

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  • A similar effect has been produced by the philosophical reaction against [[Herbert (Family)|Herbert ]], and by the perception that the canons of evidence required in physical science must not be exalted into universal rules of thought.

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  • His " latitudinarianism " was the result of extraordinary reverence for truth, and a perception that knowledge may be sufficient for the purposes of human life while it falls infinitely short of speculative completeness.

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  • To prove this, our thoughts of space, time, infinity, power, substance, personal identity, causality, and others which " seem most remote from the supposed original " are examined in a " plain historical method," and shown to depend either on (a) perception of things external, through the five senses, or on (b) reflection upon operations of the mind within.

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  • Knowledge, he says, is perception of relations among ideas; it is expressed in our affirmations and negations; and real knowledge is discernment of the relations of ideas to what is real.

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  • We find ourselves inevitably " conscious of a different sort of perception," when we actually see the sun by day and when we only imagine the sun at night.

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  • Locke next inquired to what extent knowledge - in the way either of intuitive certainty, demonstrative certainty, or sense perception - is possible, in regard to each of the four (already mentioned) sorts of knowable relation.

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  • Now, as perception of these atoms and their relations is beyond us, we must be satisfied with inductive presumptions, for which " experimental verification " affords, after all, only conclusions that wider experience may prove to be inadequate.

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  • (c) actual perception of the existence of surrounding things, ence.

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  • False analogies drawn between ethics and mathematics or between morality and the perception of beauty have wrought much mischief in modern and to some degree even in ancient ethics.

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  • ordinate; they are all " artificial " virtues, due to civilization, and not belonging to man in his " ruder and more natural " condition; our approbation of all alike is founded on our perception of their useful consequences.

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  • The old theory that referred this approval entirely to self-love, is, he holds, easy to disprove by " crucial experiments " on the play of our moral sentiments; rejecting this, he finds the required explanation in the sympathetic pleasure that attends our perception of the conduciveness of virtue to the interests of human beings other than ourselves.

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  • It is evident that the merit of these qualities in our eyes is chiefly due to our perception of their tendency to serve the person possessed of them; so that the cynic in praising them is really exhibiting the unselfish sympathy of which he doubts the existence.

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  • Price further follows Butler in distinguishing the perception of merit and demerit in agents as another accompaniment of the perception of right and wrong in actions; the former being, however, only a peculiar species of the latter, since, to perceive merit in any one is to perceive that it is right to reward him.

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  • " There is not anything," he says, " of which we have more undeniably an intuitive perception, than that it is ` right to pursue and promote happiness,' whether for ourselves or for others."

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  • Both thinkers hold that this perception of right and wrong in actions is accompanied by a perception of merit and demerit in agents, and also by a specific emotion; but whereas Price conceives this emotion chiefly as pleasure or pain, analogous to that produced in the mind by physical beauty or deformity, Reid regards it chiefly as benevolent affection, esteem and sympathy (or their opposites), for the virtuous (or vicious) agent.

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  • And what perhaps would first strike an unprejudiced critic in Taylor's examples of conflicting ideals or antagonistic yet ultimate moral judgments would be the perception that they are not necessarily moral ideas or judgments at all, and hence necessarily not ultimate.

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  • They are a sensitive, proud, if vindictive, and boastful people, with good conversational and reasoning powers, much sense of humour, tact and perception of character.

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  • Farabi had pointed out that the universal and individual are not distinguished from each other as understanding from the senses, but that both universal and individual are in one respect intellectual, just as in another connexion they play a part in perception.

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  • Besides commenting on various physical treatises of Aristotle's, he wrote some philosophical essays, notably one on the Republic or Regime of the Solitary, understanding by that the organized system of rules, by obedience to which the individual may rise from the mere life of the senses to the perception of pure intelligible principles and may participate in the divine thought which sustains the world.

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  • Felkin; A B C of Sense Perception and minor pedagogical works (New York, 1896), by W.

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  • The increase of the inclination of the principal rays, which arises with the microscope, influences the perception of the relief of the object.

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  • From this separation arise all the difficulties in the effort to develop the notion systematically, and in tracing the history of Kant's philosophical progress we are able to discern the gradual perception on his part that here was to be found the ultimate cause of the perplexities which became apparent in considering the subordinate doctrines of the system.

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  • The perception of its inadequacy in this respect, and the consequent generalization of Hume's problem, are the essential features of the new critical method.

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  • So far as the elements necessarily involved in conscious experience are concerned, these may be enumerated briefly thus: - given data of sense, inner or outer; the forms of perception, i.e.

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  • It is for this reason that the system of forms of perception and categories appears so contingent and haphazard.

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  • The consideration of the several elements which in combination make up the fact of cognition, or perception, as it may be called, contains little or nothing bearing on the origin and nature of the given data of sense, inner or outer.

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  • Kant has pointedly declared that it would be a gross absurdity to suppose that in his view separate, distinct things-in-themselves existed corresponding to the several objects of perception.

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  • These universal forms of perception, space and time, are necessary, a priori, and in characteristic features resembling intuitions, not notions.

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  • Affection of sense, even when received into the pure forms of perception, is not matter of knowledge.

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  • General logic has also to deal with the union of representations, though its unity is analytic merely, not synthetic. But the same intellectual function which serves to give unity in the analytic judgments of formal logic serves to give unity to the synthetic combinations of real perception.

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  • Perception or real cognition is thus conceived as a complex fact, involving data of sense and pure perceptive forms, determined by the category and realized through productive imagination in the schema.

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  • The existence of external things is as certain as the existence of the concrete subject, and the subject cannot cognise himself as existing save in relation to the world of facts of external perception.

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  • Howie remained in rapture over Julie and his perception we'd accepted her as no one gave vocal evidence to the contrary.

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  • "Churchy la fem," Fred said, loud enough for Dean to hear but below Mrs. Glass's audio perception.

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  • The article will influence public perception and build awareness of disability issues.

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  • This false perception of descent may cause the pilot to pull back on the stick, which would reduce airspeed.

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  • alter audience perception of this scene.

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  • Could such a thermodynamic asymmetry explain why perception points in one direction?

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  • Like the features of size, longevity and beauty, the utility of trees adds to the perception that they have divine attributes.

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  • autonomic neuropathy is the lack of perception of cardiac pain by the patient.

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  • Once employees have publicly avowed support for better security, some will begin to change their perception of themselves.

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  • bump mapping, this allows the perception of surface deformations.

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  • challengeging perceptions of disability in Thailand The perception of disability in Thailand is very different to that of this country.

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  • wind chill takes into account how the speed of the wind affects our perception of the air temperature.

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  • We will be organizing a conference on risk perception to address this matter in detail.

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  • What is happening in between moments of perception or thought in waking consciousness?

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  • Their main research interests are color vision and color perception in marine animals and stress in reef-building corals due to climate change respectively.

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  • cue weighting strategies in children's speech perception.

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  • Negative behavior such as the perception of dishonesty and the desire to dominate other people detracted from social reputation.

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  • When he fails your perception of him, you begin to feel distraught.

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  • He must so elevate his Manas that its perception will be clear and all mists created by Maya dispelled.

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  • A large and very varied brain circuitry subserves emotion perception and emotion perception and emotion regulation.

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  • enigmas of the body, Sense Modalities and Space Perception.

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  • Let us compare them with another form of epistemic externalism, an externalist theory of perception.

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  • The perception of impartiality is important for the protection of the peacekeeping force.

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  • Specifically, it analyzes the production and perception of two English phonemes: the voiced labiodental fricative and the voiced dental fricative.

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  • futurists believed, shaped not only perception (as it did for the Impressionists ), but consciousness.

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  • That unnoticed stream of perception was an everyday made habitual, in a time that flows without interruption.

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  • haptic perception is the active gathering of information about objects outside of the body through the tactile and kinaesthetic senses.

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  • hazard perception test.

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  • However the assessment of Del Grande spatial perception is not hierarchical.

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  • Furthermore, many children of ex-prisoners have been negatively impacted upon via gossip, stigma, negative perception, discrimination and overt hostility.

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  • inheree never is a perception of free qualities floating about in the world; all qualities are always found inhering in things.

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  • In their perception of Jesus, a large rift exists between the average layperson and biblical scholars.

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  • lightness perception in a real scene with similar perception in a ray-traced graphics representation.

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  • Or that there might be a perception of unfairness if former judges represented litigants in court.

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  • The discussion document will provide an in-depth look at the issues and backdrop that has led to the perception of risk aversion.

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  • misconceived perception of his great power.

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  • mistaken perception is largely the result of media coverage.

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  • misunderstandter recruitment remains widely misunderstood, with a general perception that anyone can work in the business.

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  • modality the different sensory modalities interact in order to provide a unique perception of the world?

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  • molecular biology of raw materials The sensory perception of product quality and the psychology of consumer choice.

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  • monaural phase perception as set out in Patterson (1987 ).

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  • Important eye problems related to degraded visual acuity and depth perception include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and retinal rivalry.

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  • We realize how much our perception of the Other owes to our own narcissism, our inversion of ourselves into the other.

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  • Another major concern with autonomic neuropathy is the lack of perception of cardiac pain by the patient.

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  • Topics include neuropsychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, emotion, language, personality, and psychological disorders.

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  • The current new wave of Fixed-Mobile Convergence is set to change this perception radically.

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  • Wimber himself campaigns for a perception change, transforming the outlook from historic Christianity to Eastern mysticism.

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  • paradoxical perception allows the apprehension or revelation of the hidden unconditioned center of all experience.

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  • Production values can acutely alter audience perception of this scene.

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  • The work uses chance as much as design, relies on visual perception as much as the internal voice.

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  • The mean scores for the four central issues indicate a strong overall negative perception of the concept of inclusion.

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  • The understanding of history is therefore informed and determined by coincidence and subjective perception.

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  • Shoppers were also invited to take part in a hazard perception test.

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  • Both Hare and Tortoise have normal vision, in particular, normal visual motion perception.

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  • phenomenology of perception reduces a named object to an entity in consciousness punctuated by emptiness.

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  • Our perception of color arises from the presence of three types of retinal photoreceptors (cones) sensitive to different wavelengths of light.

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  • Other aspects of the Elizabethan ' mixed polity ' have been explored by historians: notably the reception and perception of immigrants into England.

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  • We use cross-modal priming in three experiments to examine the resolution of this ambiguity in speech perception.

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  • The only resource the Tibetan government has is its image of moral probity which is indivisible from the perception of the Dalai Lama.

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  • visual prosody and speech intelligibility head movement improves auditory speech perception.

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  • I recognize that this is a purely psychic grid in the sense that it is not visible to normal human sense perception.

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  • psychology of human perception gives rise to the construction of space.

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  • psychophysics of tactile perception and its peripheral physiological basis.

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  • psychophysics experiments, we have characterized interactions between auditory and visual motion perception.

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  • Some methods use radioisotopes or X-ray sources which give the perception to the public that they are unsafe to use.

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  • However in pigs perception of risk from endogenous retrovirus is likely to inhibit progress.

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  • And when female roommates synchronize their menstrual cycles, it is because the unconscious perception of odor sets off the endocrine system.

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  • In terms of user perception, the handover is virtually seamless.

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  • stimulus motion perception study we are investigating the spatio-temporal correlates of motion stimuli in normal adult humans using the multichannel EEG.

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  • subserveecently I have used MEG to characterize the responses from MT, one of the main brain regions subserving motion perception.

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  • The perception of teaching life in leafy suburbia will often provide an attractive alternative.

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  • tactual perception, and completed one on visual depth perception.

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  • thermodynamic asymmetry explain why perception points in one direction?

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  • Keywords color vision, Fodor, mind/body problem, perception, representation, semantics, sensory transduction, verificationism.

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  • transmutes life into consciousness through perception ' The human being is the plant of consciousness.

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  • unbalanced view toward the perception of boar.

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  • utiliseraditional perception has been that US firms are far better than UK firms at utilizing the expertise of their senior lawyers.

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  • veridical perception of the trigger action.

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  • The four faculties into which he divides the conscious life - perception, memory, judgment, will - are all varieties of sensation.

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  • Perception is sensation caused by a present affection of the external extremities of the nerves; memory is sensation caused, in the absence of present excitation, by dispositions of the nerves which are the result of past experiences; judgment is the perception of relations between sensations, and is itself a species of sensation, because if we are aware of the sensations we must be aware also of the relations between them; will he identifies with the feeling of desire, and therefore includes it as a variety of sensation.

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  • modes of thought, - perception and volition.

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  • In the range of perception, intellect is subjected to the material conditions of sense, memory and imagination; and in infancy, when the will has allowed itself to assent precipitately to the conjunctions presented to it by these material processes, thought has become filled with obscure ideas.

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  • The senses, in perception as contrasted with sensation, are held to give immediate knowledge.

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  • Define more carefully than Locke did, with his blunder about "ideas," the process of perception, and you cut up scepticism by the roots !

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  • That such adjustment shall take place postulates on the part of the plant a kind of perception or appreciation of the changing conditions which affect it.

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  • This power of perception and response is not by any means confined to the growing organs, though in these it is especially striking, and plays a very evident part in the disposition of the growing organs in advantageous positions.

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  • We have in them evidence of two factors, a perception of some features of the environment and following this, after a longer or shorter interval, a response calculated to secure some advantage to the responding organ.

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  • The perception of the changes, or, in other words, the reception of the stimulus, is associated for example, with the tips of roots and the apices of stems. The first recognition of a specially receptive part was made by Charles Darwin, who identified the perception of stimulation with the tip of the young growing root.

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  • There is, however, very great delicacy of perception or appreciation on the part of the sense organ, stimuli being responded to which are quite incapable of impressing themselves upon the most highly differentiated animal.

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  • Clothing is unnecessary; hence there is little occasion for exercising the mental faculties beyond the sense of perception to avoid enemies, or the inventive arts beyond what is required for the simplest weapons and the most primitive fortifications.

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  • Real knowledge consists in comprehending this all-pervading harmony as embodied in the manifold of perception, and the senses are "bad-witnesses," because they apprehend phenomena, not as its manifestation, but as "stiff and dead."

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  • From 1855 to 1872 he published at intervals a series of valuable investigations connected with the " Perception of Colour " and " Colour-Blindness," for the earlier of which he received the Rumford medal from the Royal Society in 1860.

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  • The Enquiry does not go beyond an analysis of sense perception, and is therefore more limited in scope than the later Essays; but if the latter are more mature, there is more freshness about the earlier work.

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  • It shows, though in rather a diffuse and declamatory form, that application of wide historical knowledge, keen philosophical perception, and genuine eloquence to a practical purpose which was the great characteristic of Mirabeau, both as a political thinker and as a statesman.

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  • Common sense he defined as "that disposition which nature has placed in all or most men, in order to enable them, when they have arrived at the age and use of reason, to form a common and uniform judgment with respect to objects different from the internal sentiment of their own perception, which judgment is not the consequence of any anterior judgment."

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  • The commentaries are of course intolerably diffuse and tedious, a great deal of them is now quite unreadable; yet, on the other hand, one has not unfrequently occasion to admire the sound linguistic perception and the critical talent of the author.'

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  • His elder brother, Joseph, a mild and dreamy boy, had to give way before him; and it was a perception of this difference of temperament which decided the father to send Joseph into the church and Napoleon into the army.

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  • The Orient was, indeed, ever the magnet which attracted him most; and his hostility to England may be attributed to his perception that she alone stood in the way of his most cherished schemes.

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  • That which we perceive is from the outset an apprehended fact - that is to say, it cannot be analysed into isolated elements (socalled sensations) which, as such, are not constituents of consciousness at all, but exists from the first as a synthesis of relations in a consciousness which keeps distinct the "self" and the various elements of the "object," though holding all together in the unity of the act of perception.

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  • In the summary of this part, contained in the Opus Tertium, Bacon shows very clearly his perception of the unity of science and the necessity of encyclopaedic treatment.

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  • In these works he emphasized the identity of the subjective and the objective for consciousness, and the fact that the perception of this unity is peculiar to man.

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  • It is to Jellinek that we owe the oft-repeated comparison of the Jewish temperament to that of women in its quickness of perception, versatility and sensibility.

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  • An indispensable preliminary was the virtual elimination of oxygen-absorption in the earth's atmosphere, and his bold project of establishing an observatory on the top of Mont Blanc was prompted by a perception of the advantages to be gained by reducing the thickness of air through which observations have to be made.

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  • Thus reason is opposed to sensation, perception, feeling, desire, as the faculty (the existence of which is denied by empiricists) by which fundamental truths are intuitively apprehended.

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  • Such a doctrine, in the stress it lays upon the singular, the object of immediate perception, is evidently inspired by a spirit differing widely even from the moderate Realism of Thomas.

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  • Occam, on the other hand, maintains in the spirit of Hobbes that the act of abstraction does not presuppose any activity of the understanding or will, but is a spontaneous secondary process by which the first act (perception) or the state it leaves behind (habitus derelictus ex primo actu = Hobbes's " decaying sense ") is naturally followed, as soon as two or more similar representations are present.

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  • Their greatness or smallness so far as human perception goes is not of much significance; their real importance in regard to the origin of new species depends on whether they are of value to the organism and therefore capable of selection in the struggle for existence.

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  • The reasons for doubt are given in the form of the ten "tropes": (1) different animals manifest different modes of perception; (2) similar differences are seen among individual men; (3) even for the same man, sense-given data are self-contradictory, (4) vary from time to time with physical changes, and (5) according to local relations; (6) and (7) objects are known only indirectly through the medium of air, moisture, &c., and are in a condition of perpetual change in colour, temperature, size and motion; (8) all perceptions are relative and interact one upon another; (9) our impressions become less deep by repetition and custom; and (10) all men are brought up with different beliefs, under different laws and social conditions.

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  • 24)as his distinctive quality, giving fineness of perception (ix.

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  • His love of the woodland and his political fervour often remind us of Shelley, and his delicate perception of Hellenic beauty, and the perfume of Greek legend, give us almost a foretaste of Keats.

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  • His letters on public affairs in Italy and Europe, especially those which he meant Vettori to communicate to the Medici at Rome, are marked by extraordinary fineness of perception, combined, as usual in his case, with philosophical breadth.

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  • His views are grounded on two presuppositions: - first, the utter aversion of common sense to any theory of representative perception; second, the opinion which Collier held in common with Berkeley, and Hume afterwards, that the difference between imagination and sense perception is only one of degree.

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  • The image of a centaur seems asimuch external to the mind as any object of sense; and since the difference between imagination and perception is only one of degree, God could so act upon the mind of a person imagining a centaur, that he would perceive it as vividly as any object can be seen.

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  • The soul contains the notions of being, substance, unity, identity, cause, perception, reasoning and many others which the senses cannot give " (Nouveaux essais, ii.

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  • Kant perceives that " perception without conception is blind, conception without perception is empty," but if he goes so far ought he not to have gone still further and inquired whether there can be any perception at all without a concept, any concept which does not presuppose a precept, and, if this is impossible, whether the distinction between a world of appearance which is known and a world of things-in-themselves which is not, is not illusory ?

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  • The startingpoint of all valid philosophy must be the perception that the essence of all conscious apprehension is the union of opposites - of which that of subject and object is the most fundamental and all-pervasive.

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  • No philosophy founded on this assumption is likely to maintain itself against the twofold evidence of modern psychology and modern logic. According to the first the world, whether looked at from the side of our perception or from the side of the object perceived, can be made intelligible only when we accept it for what it is as a real continuity.

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  • In the duel between the hunter and the beast-mind the intellectual powers of perception, memory, reason and will were developed; experience and knowledge by experience were enlarged, language and the graphic arts were fostered, the inventive faculty was evoked and developed, and primitive science was fostered in the unfolding of numbers, metrics, clocks, astronomy, history and the philosophy of causation.

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  • In the same way, the elementary conception of the sphere involves the idea of sphericity, which would be tested in a similar way, and is in fact so tested, at an early stage by tactual perception, and at a more advanced stage by mechanical methods; the next step being the circularity of the central section, as roughly tested (where the sphere is small) by visual perception, i.e.

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  • His perception of the analogy between it and ammonia led to his famous work on the amines and ammonium bases and the allied organic phosphorus compounds, while his researches on rosaniline, which he first prepared in 1858, formed the first of a series of investigations on colouring matters which only ended with quinoline red in 1887.

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  • Its main tenet, that we have an immediate perception of the external world, is roughly expressed in the following words of Reid: " I do perceive matter objectively - that is, something which is extended and solid, which may be measured and weighed,.

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  • A comparative judgment is simplified into an isolated perception of a peculiar form, and a series of similar facts are grouped under a single symbol, representing a particular perception, and only by the accident of custom treated as universal (see i.

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  • The psychological distinction between the 3 Art, three forms is that sensuous perception (Anschauung) religion is the organon of the first, presentative conception and (Vorstellung) of the second and free thought of the third.

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  • The gulf too, which the Philebus 6 apparently left unbridged between the sensuous apprehension of particulars and the knowledge of universals of even minimum generality led with Speusippus to a formula of knowledge in perception (7rco-Tn- govucit aivOn6cs).

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  • Human knowledge consists in the comprehension of this all-pervading harmony as embodied in the manifold of perception; the senses are "bad witnesses" in that they report multiplicity as fixed and existent in itself rather than in its relation to the One.

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  • It would seem that the perception intended to constitute the standard of truth is one which, by producing a mental counterpart of a really existent external thing, enables the percipient, in the very act of sense, to " lay hold of " or apprehend an object in virtue of the presentation or sense impression of it excited in his own mind.

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  • The phenomena of feeling, of desire and aversion, of love and hatred, of fear and revenge, and the perception of external relations manifested in the life of brutes, imply, not only through the analogy which they display to the human faculties, but likewise from all that we can learn or conjecture of their particular nature, the superadded existence of a principle distinct from the mere mechanism of material bodies.

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  • Toute la lyre, his latest legacy to the world, would be enough, though no other evidence were left, to show that the author was one of the very greatest among poets and among men; unsurpassed in sublimity of spirit, in spontaneity of utterance, in variety of power, and in perfection of workmanship; infinite and profound beyond all reach of praise at once in thought and in sympathy, in perception and in passion; master of all the simplest as of all the subtlest melodies or symphonies of song that ever found expression in a Border ballad or a Pythian ode.

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  • Professional tradition and an astute perception on their part of the omniscience suggested by the terms, have left the medical men in Englishspeaking lands in undisturbed but illogical possession of the words physiology, physic and physician.

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  • Locke took no notice at the time, but his second winter at Otes was partly employed in An Examination of Malebranche's Opinion of Seeing all Things in God, and in Remarks upon some of Mr Norris's Books, tracts which throw light upon his own ambiguous theory of perception through the senses.

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  • In Godwin's view, reason is the proper motive to acts conducive to general happiness: reason shows me that the happiness of a number of other men is of more value than my own; and the perception of this truth affords me at least some inducement to prefer the former to the latter.

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  • The relation in which they stand to the categories or pure notions is ambiguous; and, when Kant has to consider the fashion in which category and data of sense are to be brought together, he merely places side by side as a priori elements the pure connective notions and the pure forms of perception, and finds it, apparently, only a matter of contingent convenience that they should harmonize with one another and so render cognition possible.

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  • This alternative perception of curricula can only be materialized if a curriculum is reconstructed in an interactive way.

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  • The so-called Theory of Ideas in the realm of sense perception brings with it skepticism about the physical world.

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  • Depth perception: Ability of the eye to perceive the solidity of objects and their relative position in space.

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  • In our motion perception study we are investigating the spatio-temporal correlates of motion stimuli in normal adult humans using the multichannel EEG.

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  • More recently I have used MEG to characterize the responses from MT, one of the main brain regions subserving motion perception.

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  • I recently published a paper on tactual perception, and completed one on visual depth perception.

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  • Pattern matching in perception offers an explanation for the transference relationship.

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  • The human being transmutes life into consciousness through perception ' The human being is the plant of consciousness.

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  • Having now read your site with its comments I am concerned that it gives a very unbalanced view toward the perception of boar.

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  • The traditional perception has been that US firms are far better than UK firms at utilizing the expertise of their senior lawyers.