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Acting is perceiving!

  • Rouwen Cañal-Bruland (a1), John van der Kamp (a2) and Rob Gray (a3)


We challenge Firestone & Scholl's (F&S's) narrow conceptualization of what perception is and – most important – what it is for. Perception guides our (inter)actions with the environment, with attention ensuring that the actor is attuned to information relevant for action. We dispute F&S's misconceived (and counterfactual) view of perception as a module that functions independently from cognition, attention, and action.



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