Sensory Data Definition

Sensory data: our ability to automatically collect it, our ability to categorize and analyze it, our ability to associate a new datum with other collected data is one of several tacit assumptions we make as we proceed through our worldline from birth to death. Our sensory apparatus is so omnipresent that it is very starling to say what we take in from our environment is learned. [Note 1].
There are some sensory abilities that seem present from moments after birth, perhaps tied to infant survival. In human infants, all are born very prematurely and can only survive with intense support from their parents and community. One of the earliest abilities is for human infants to track with their eyes face like arragements in nearby space, (since there are not many other muscles they control voluntarily other than their eyes this control makes it plain when something has their attention.) The ability is re-enforced and refined as the infant sees faces over and over but the ability to detect face like features proceeds forever. This is why faces are often seen in random blobs of color, in collections of tree leaves, in clouds in the sky, in photos of rock formation from the surface of the planet Mars.
But most of what we experience is learned. I mean this in a fundermental way in the same way as the Goldsteins.