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Re: Difference between cognition and perception?
My Digital Webster says:
perception: awareness of the elements of environment through physical
physical sensation interpreted in the light of experience
quick, acute, and intuitive cognition
cognition: the act or process of knowing including both awareness and
Webster's New World Dictionary says:
cognition: the process of knowing in the broadest sense, including
perception, memory, and judgement.
I'm sure there are more useful and precise definitions.
On April 13, 2004 Andy Milne wrote:
>How odd -- I asked an almost identical question on the sci.cognitive
>newgroup back in 1997. I wrote:
> Hi there everyone,
> I am looking for some reasonably precise definitions that are able to
> elucidate the difference between "perception" and "cognition", as well
> as any other concepts that may be relevant.
> My general intuition would be that the process by which a physical
> stimulus becomes a mental "state" is:
> stimulus --> (transduction?) --> perception --> cognition --> (qualia?)
> Are there more stages in this overall process, or less, or in a
> different order?
> Any help would be gratefully received.
>I received no response. I would also love to hear if anyone can provide a
>"definitive" defintion ;)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Woojay Jeon" <wjjeon@ECE.GATECH.EDU>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 6:34 PM
>Subject: Difference between cognition and perception?
>> I am wondering if anyone can clarify the exact difference between
>> "cognition" and "perception", at least in terms of acoustics, and also
>> provide some examples illustrating the difference?
>> Woojay Jeon