How do cultural factors influence our perception of sensory stimuli?

Reflect on the role of illusions in studying sensation and perception. Why do illusions occur, and what do they reveal about the workings of our sensory and perceptual systems? How can illusions help us understand the limitations and biases of our perceptions?


How do cultural factors influence our perception of sensory stimuli? Give examples of how cultural norms and values can shape our interpretation of sensory information.


To complete the discussion post for full credit, follow the instructions below: 

A minimum of one complete paragraph for your answer.

Note: a paragraph is a writing structure that requires a minimum of five complete sentences.

These five or more sentences should represent a valid knowledge of the topic.

  1. Use APA 7th Citations and Formatting Examples
  2. The Discussion also requires a Comment or Reply to a classmate’s Discussion.

This Comment or Reply requires a minimum of three complete sentences.

  1. It is not only about the number of sentences, but the valid knowledge of the topic represented throughout the paragraph (Discussion) and/or the three sentences (Comment or Reply). “university student’s sentences” not “Mary is a girl or Tom is a boy” kind of sentences…

These three sentences should represent a valid knowledge of the other student’s Discussion.

  1. Note: Sentences just expressing your opinion and/or perception of your classmate’s Discussion, and/or complimenting your classmate do not count for points, i.e., “I love what you wrote about…”; “You did a great job…”; “I agree with you”…

Not complying with all the above requirements will decrease the score for the Discussion.

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