At the edge of perception

Today my students were reading the article about the boundries of perception and discussing its limits. As a result they were to:

Write a short answer (250-300 words) to one of the following question: Does perception perform fundamentally distinct functions in the arts and the sciences?
To what extent is it true that the artist makes an advantage out of the subjective nature of perception, while the scientist regards it as an obstacle to be overcome?

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