PERCEPTION is what we do with sensory stimulation. and we experience THREE SIMULTANEOUS STREAMS of information..  from our organs (INTEROCEPTION) from our muscles (PROPRIOCEPTION) and from our external environments: our “special senses”–those organs embedded on and in the surface of our body that detects the world outside consciousness.

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What can we “really” know: data is inserted into gaps in our flow of information by INTERPOLATION and EXTRAPOLATION.  In neuroscience, interpolation is called “filling in” – the blind spot in our retina is a good metaphor if not an example –look at Spillman (et al’s 2006) paper on “perceptual filling in.”