Visual perception


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.