29 October 2011 | London | *Perception*

Forming a view on one’s environment and establishing relationships based on that requires an appropriate understanding of what is going on in the first place. To what extent and in what way should one assume that perception and interpretation of one’s environment are biased? There are voices that claim that we perceive only what we already know from pre-established interpretations and concepts and that we only perceive what we wish or expect to see. Should this be the case, the consequential question would be how we can influence the programme that drives our perception and interpretation or whether it is so deeply embedded in our unconscious that it is hard to crack.