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Perception

perception

(Science: psychology) The conscious mental registration of a sensory stimulus.

Origin: L. Percipere = to take in completely


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... Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, but there is no metabolism, no perception etc. As far as I know, slime molds simply come together into a gelatinous blob with extremely limited mobility; comparing the concept that ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1556

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, but there is no metabolism, no perception etc.

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)

... is relative to the observer, and apparently even differs from place to place in the universe. Part of this relativity is apparently a matter of perception as anyone who has experienced different states of consciousness can attest; or as the adages go, time flies when you're having fun, a watched ...

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by NMLevesque
Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Effects of variation in Flicker Fusion Thresholds (vision)
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Views: 2156

How do cockroaches and mosquitoes know the difference betwee

What do you mean? They have eyes so they can see if there is light around or not.. Indeed, eyes can be used for both perception of forms and intensity of ligth (and thus perception of a light or dark environment) but invertebrates can also have specific receptors for the intensity ...

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by dgm
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:33 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do cockroaches and mosquitoes know the difference betwee
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... evidence that would disprove Darwinian evolution? All the patterns and counter evidences I can think of are already in place, yet biologists perception of DNA as a solid proof of Darwinism hasn't changed a bit. By contrast, a Genome of Eden based model would be impossible without the C-value ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
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