Visual perception

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1. Visual perception

Visual perception refers to the process involved in identifying and recognizing visual information detected by the eyes and processed by different areas of the brain. (Dutton & Lueck, 2015). Visual perception is the ability to see, organize, and interpret information in the environment and give meaning, linguistically, and cognitively.

 

Visual perception is an essential day-to-day function involved in exploring visual information available in the environment since around 70-80% of the brain´s activity is dedicated to the processing of visual information. Without visual perception, a child would not be able to make sense of words read in books, recognize visually common objects, perform eye-hand coordination necessary to manipulate objects, read, write, draw, recognize people´s faces, and recognize landmarks necessary for spatial orientation, and so forth.