What is a sender?

What is a sender?
It is the first element in the development of communicative phenomenon. It is the source of the message and it can be animate or inanimate. This opens a debate between people who think that to be an issuer, it must exist the intention and willingness to report information or message to someone or something. For this group of people, therefore, communication can only exist between humans.

On the other hand there are those who believe that the issuer may be willing or not to send a message and therefore the only thing that defines it is the action of transmitting a message. In this sense, the sun indicates to the plants to begin photosynthesis, as had been stated in a previous entry, not only in an ethereal way but also in a material since there is needed the effect of sunbeams to perform that action. Even animals without having the will to do so, convey, guided by instinct, to send various visual messages, sound messages or smell messages to provoke a reaction in others such as territorial delimitation, procreation, and so on. Another example is set in the robot, guided by software programs that help it to decide what action to take.

How it works?
In the case of animated beings, the act of sending information starts with the fact of knowing. The individual will face a moment of reality, which will be captured and absorbed through the senses. The brain interprets the data compared and categorized as cognitive filters that each individual possesses. Because of this, it will generate an idea, signifier or sound image, which is basically abstracted reality and shaped by the individual. Then, if the individual chooses to deliver the message, for which, it must first encode using meanings and symbols that can be decoded by the receiver in order that the central idea is understood.

In the case of non-animated beings, the sender acts more like an impulse manager that due to a number of things that happens in the environment or in its programation, will permit that the subsequent actions be done.

What is it used?
Without the issuer, it would be impossible to have communication, because it is the one who started the phenomenon due to an intention to do so or to indicate their nature. The issuer is the one who generates the content of a message, talking about human communication, having on mind the receiver to give the content a form or code indicated.


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