What is a receiver?

What is a receiver?
A receiver is the last element in the communication process, which will be the recipient of the message created and encrypted by the sender. Importantly, the receiver must know the code with which to decrypt the message sent by the sender in order to understand almost in a hundred percent the idea from the source.

How it works?
The receiver has a set of codes and cognitive filters that allow it to read and interpret the message. This comes through the channels of the receiver's sensors. Then, in the case of living beings, the message is transformed into electrical impulses that travel through nerves to the brain where they will be decoded and in turn interpreted by the cultural and personal burden (if we say that the receiver is one person) or by physical barriers.

Once the message arrives in the form of signs and symbols structured in a specific way, the receiver tends to relate getting the initial concept. It is likely that this concept is not one hundred percent similar to what was originally on the issuer, because of the process of interpretation, however, the issuer's work is precisely to ensure that the difference be minimal.

What is it for?
Without the receiver, the communication cycle is not closed. We can find a transmitter that constantly throws messages, but until it is received by something or someone who interprets the message as the idea that exists primarly in the issuer we can not state that there is communication.

For example, imagine a beacon that constantly launches with a focus visual signs. If no one has the ability to see them, the fact of launching visual signs is meaningless. If somebody comes through the scene, but does not know what is the meaning of the impulses being interrupted because he or she does not know Morse code, the communication also will be unexistant. Communication will only occur until someone who can see the light and interpret its meaning.


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