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

Origin: L. Percipere = to take in completely

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... Do you know how many dumb whites I've come across? I don't jump from that to the conclusion that whites are generally stupid. Besides, your perceptions of those blacks are colored by your prejudices. And let's not forget 400 years of slavery and oppression. Surely even you can see how that ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 332831

Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki

... in his studies in anatomy and later as a surgeon became obsessed with an idea he wishes us to share. Perhaps some will dismiss his theories and perceptions a obtuse, but read the manner in which he arrives at the idea that man and woman are integrally related anatomically, sexually, philosophically, ...

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by surgeongirl
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
Replies: 27
Views: 36184

study and listen to the music at the same time

... that 'relates' to a piece of work I am writing. Others, need almost complete silence. For ethnomusicologists, it questions our definitions and perceptions to what music is and its social functions. As someone pointed out earlier, the mozart effect is an interesting area of research.

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by falcons1988
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: study and listen to the music at the same time
Replies: 35
Views: 56619

Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?

There is a penchant to talk about ethics as if it was something with a permanent value. It is NOT. Everything depends on circumstances and our perceptions and interpretations of right and wrong of any situation. When what we believe to be ethical interferes with our survival due to circumstance ...

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by Cat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Darwin and Racism

... our genetic lineage - and provides evidence that we have indeed evolved to our current state. Furthmore biology (not evolution) has shown that our perceptions of spirit, supernatural, morality, conscience, etc can all be altered by changing chemical balances. I'm not saying that we're all hopeless ...

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by AstusAleator
Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Darwin and Racism
Replies: 27
Views: 46468
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