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Monday, November 6, 2023

Perceptions ! - Parrots flying !!

 At first sight, you are inclined to think only of the  beautiful parrots flying !! 


Before you read this,  a couple of famous quotations:

** Humans see what they want to see.

**Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.


Is it all about perception ! ~  Perception (from the Latin perceptio) is the organization, identification and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical stimulation of the sense organs. For example, vision involves light striking the retinas of the eyes, smell is mediated by odor molecules and hearing involves pressure waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but can be shaped by learning, memory and expectation. Since the rise of experimental psychology in the late 19th Century, psychology's understanding of perception has progressed by combining a variety of techniques. 

We  perceive or have our own thoughts of many things without ever realizing that they could be far different from what we think them to be…  some would not care to know what in reality it is, worser still, some would only hear to those voices, which correspond to our style of thinking and ignore any deviant thought or words.  

As could observed in the picture, it is not parrots alone – it is 5 Parrots and 2 Pigeons (some of us would have overlooked those Pigeons) – and this is no illustration to say,  Parrots fly faster than Pigeons, though the picture depicts so. 

We are unaware of how the race started, whether from the same point, how long they have been flying and what exactly is their aim / destination.

With regards – S Sampathkumar

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