Institute of Perception Studies
All Power is Perception
Perception is opinion and judgment, based on both cognitive and intuitive understanding. The world is known through perception and it is the foundation of all decision-making. Perception is essential for knowledge, and is a gateway for explorations that were inductive, deductive, as well as intuitive, predictive. The influence of perception on history, language, politics, economics, law, society, art and culture has been continuous and decisive. Its close coordination with the cognitive senses, makes it an intrinsic part of the sciences and mathematics. Human imagination, in all its variety, had become possible because of perception.
- How is Perception created?
- What are the tools that contribute to Perception?
- Who controls Perception?
Perception may lead to an understanding through different kinds of knowledge, one of which is the political understanding of perception. IPS unifies the various aspects of social, political and cultural, to reveal the underlying mechanism that societies across the world have accepted as normal. IPS’s approach explores whether these devices of perception-making, are factored into the political ethos and practice, which the citizens seek to uphold in their own countries. Without examining how the perception is controlled, the true nature of power may remain elusive.
Perception research necessarily demands approaches that are qualitative and quantitative, to enhance the vantage points from which perception may be recorded. For example, the hermeneutic understanding of the texts is as important as the historical, and the complex approach as significant as the reductionist. As perception defies categorization, its research must be plural and discursive, at the same time, scientific and analytical.
The IPS undertakes perception studies to enlarge its own experience and knowledge of how power works, and provide in-depth reflexivity on a political system that has been the greatest achievement of human kind.
IPS has experience into cross-disciplinary research in Academics, Art and Literature. Institute has been deeply interested on issues related to Gender, Conflict, Reconciliation, Elections, Migration, and Politics. For the purpose of same, IPS adopts diverse research methodologies with special emphasis on mixed methodology for deeper understanding of alternative narratives through Empirical surveys, Ethnography, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, Historical Research, Archival Research, and Case Study.