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The El Greco fallacy and pupillometry: Pupillary evidence for top-down effects on perception

  • Weizhen Xie (a1) and Weiwei Zhang (a1)

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In this commentary, we address the El Greco fallacy by reviewing some recent pupillary evidence supporting top-down modulation of perception. Furthermore, we give justification for including perceptual effects of attention in tests of cognitive penetrability. Together, these exhibits suggest that cognition can affect perception (i.e., they support cognitive penetrability).

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