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An “ecological” action-based synthesis

  • Jonathan de Vries (a1) (a2) and Lawrence M. Ward (a2) (a3)

Abstract

We expand upon Morsella et al.'s synthesis in the direction of what Gibson (1979) called an ecological approach to perception. Morsella et al. describe consciousness as a director of voluntary action, but they understate the role of the environment in its evolution as well as in directing behavior. We elaborate these roles in the context of the concept of affordances.

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