In spite of their similarity, sensation and perception must not be confused: While sensations are simple sensory experiences, percepts are complex constructions of simple elements joined through association. Perception therefore doesn't only describe a kind of recognition, but necessarily includes interpretation and understanding — to the extend possible due to specific contextual knowledge — of sensory experiences.
- Perception in Visualization by Christopher G. Healey
- [Healey, 2004]: Christopher G. Healey, Perception in Visualization, 2004.
- Encyclopedia Britannica, 2004.