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"In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world." Discuss and evaluate this claim.

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AS and A Level ICT in Business

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"IN ORDER TO FIND OUT HOW THINGS REALLY ARE, ONE MUST UNDERSTAND THE FILTERS THROUGH WHICH ONE PERCEIVES THE WORLD." DISCUSS AND EVALUATE THIS CLAIM.

Patricia Do Rosario

TOK - Mr. Martin

December 9, 2003

"I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always."

Katherine Anne Porter, 1989

Perception in human beings is "the process whereby sensory stimulation is translated into organized experiences". Perceiving something is to be aware of things that surround us by using our senses. Our senses include touching, hearing, seeing, smelling and tasting. People obtain many of their information on their daily lives by using their senses and the information that is gathered is processed by their brains. Our brains as we all know, "is a large part of the nervous system and a large electronic system that is capable of solving complex problems, storing data, examining and analyzing material, and controlling processes with great speed."

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