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  • By: John van der Kamp, David L. Mann, Matt S. Dicks & Geert J. P. Savelsbergh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Edited by: Robert C. Eklund & Gershon Tenenbaum
  • Subject:Sport & Exercise Psychology, Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine

Perception brings us into contact with people, objects, and places within the environment. Perception relies on sensory systems that enable humans to see, hear, feel, smell, and taste. It is estimated that one third of the human brain is dedicated to perception. Early Greek philosophers were among the ...

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