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Perception of the world been made with different senses and is the interface of our information exchange  with our Environment. Our eyes have the largest bandwidth of our senses (40 bits/sec.). They enable us at a dark night to still noticing a candle flame from 50 km distance. The ears work with 30 bits/sec. and make it possible to hear ticking a Clock out  of over six meters distance. The kinesthetic perception (5 bits/sec.) is sufficient, in order to feel a bee wing that falls from 1cm distance on our cheek. The nose works with 1 bit/sec. and can perceive a drop perfume that is distributed in a three-room  apartment. The taste nerves (1 bit/sec.) make it possible to still tasting a teaspoonful sugar dissolved into 7,5 liters of water. The descriptive realization thresholds are ideal-typical rule of thumb, which can vary individually. In all fields of life  "sense professionals" can be found, which are able use certain Senses particularly sensitively - e.g. perfumer, wine connoisseurs, gourmet cooks, ceramists, musicians or photographers.

Out of 100% stimuli that are perceived by our senses however only 10% become conscious. More would  make us crazy. This does not mean however that this information get lost. Quite the contrary. Perception stimuli are influence factors of our thinking - consciously and unconsciously.


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