Perception, Attention and Memory

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Something special that I got out this class was about perception, attention and memory. I think it’s cool how you can look at something and then perceive it a different way! All in all I learned how to look at things differently, like taking a second look at life. Paying attention to more detail and being appreciative for all the things around me. Every day people tend to take life for granted and after taking this class I didn’t just learn about the topics but also loving life, because at any moment anything could happen to you and you wouldn’t be able to experience all that life has to offer.
Without memory you wouldn’t be able to pay attention to things and without attention you wouldn’t know how to perceive things. It’s all a matter of the mind and all of the functions that it brings. Instead of going through my everyday life not really paying attention to everything around me I will stop and just look around, imagining what I see differently looking at things from a different perspective. Being grateful for the small things in life, that is actually big, such as my memory. Without my memory I would have never made it to college, maybe even high school.
Our memory is essential for our everyday living, without it, we simply wouldn’t be able to do anything. It reminds us of our everyday routine such as brushing teeth, taking a shower, etc. Can you ever imagine not being able to remember any of that? No I don’t think it’s possible even though some people do have memory problems and have to suffer daily. My grandma who is a big part of my life and she has Alzheimer's and whenever I get a chance I go see her and even though she has problems remembering things it brightens my heart to know that she has not forgotten about me.
That brings me back to attention. Paying attention to the world around you, it helps you a lot! If people didn’t pay attention to…...

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