Distal Stimulus

Distal Stimulus is any physical object or event in the external world that reflects light. This light or energy, called the proximal stimulus, is what excites the receptors on our eyes, leading to visual perception. This means that when we look at a distal stimulus such as a flower we don’t actually experience the flower physically – we only experience it in our mind, as a product of energy creating a sensory response in our eyes.

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