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The sensory apparatus experiences sensation in every waking moment. This is from the smell of the air, the feeling of the water temperature as when taking a shower, or always present background sounds. The individual does not react or notice most of these sensations. All of reality, as that which is within the sphere of the individual's perception, is registered by the person's sensory system. The difference between what the individual responds to or the type and intensity of response, is said to be the distinction between Natural Affection and Emotion. The response is determined by Association, as what specific association the memory attaches to any given present sensation. People go to watch auto races in which there are car crashes, and the spectators may enjoy the spectacle of the crash itself. When the cars and drivers have no particular consequence for the spectator, and wherein the activity of the race produces heightened sensory reaction which is primarily the noise, sights, smells and feeling of speed, this is Natural Affection. However if the individual were to own a car in the race, or a driver were a relative or a friend, such that there were Consequential Value involved, then the character of the sensory response to any crashes might be very different, more enhanced and involved. This is called Emotion.

Consequential Values affect sensory response and the way the individual responds in a sensory way to reality in general. The concept of the Sensory Response System describes what is called two different types of response mechanisms, based upon the perspective of how Consequential Value is defined and what is of consequence to the individual , which corresponds the conceptual distinctions which derive from the Bipolar Divergence. Association affects the sensory response to sensation as recognition, identification and context.

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