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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER6

Come to Your Senses

In This Chapter

  • Making sense out of things
  • When the pain is “all in your head”
  • Coming to attention
  • Discovering why you’re more organized than you think
  • Life is but a dream

“Seeing is believing” and “Life is but an illusion” are both considered commonsense descriptions of how the world works. Well, our senses do provide us with reasonably reliable information. But the representations they give us of the world aren’t as literally accurate as we tend to believe.

Without much conscious effort, we’re constantly taking in information about the world and sending it to our brains to make sense of it. In this chapter, we ...

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