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The Perception of "Hearing"

My question for this post is how do you interpret the information below as it relates to hearing sensory information that is organized into a perceptual and recognizable pattern. Or could you clarify what the statement below?

This is the statement that I would like for you to interpret, explain, or clarify what exactly it means about "Hearing" that is organized into a perceptual and recognizable pattern.

All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical stimulation of the sense organs. For example, "Hearing" involves sound waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but can be shaped by learning, memory, and expectation. Perception involves these "top-down" effects as well as the "bottom-up" process of processing sensory input. The process of perception begins with an object in the real world, termed the distal stimulus or distal object. By means of light, sound or another physical process, the object stimulates the body's sensory organs. These sensory organs transform the input energy into neural activity—a process called transduction.

An example would be a telephone ringing. The ringing of the telephone is the distal stimulus. The sound stimulating a person's auditory receptors is the proximal stimulus, and the brain's interpretation of this as the ringing of a telephone is the precept. The different kinds of sensation such as warmth, sound, and taste are called "sensory modalities.

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This statement essentially means that there is a process involved in hearing that involves the totality of the body of an individual, instead of simply the sense organs, whether they be hearing or sight etc. In addition, this statement spells out the fact that there is an interdependency between the sense organs, the brain, and the central nervous system, in the overall processing and interpretation of hearing. In ...

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The perception of hearing is provided for the nervous system.

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