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Filling-in as a within-level propagation may be an illusion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 December 1998

Talis Bachmann
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DY Hampshire, United Kingdom talis.bachmannt@port.ac.uk

Abstract

“Finding out” about the visual world as approached from the organismic level may well include the “filling-in” type of perceptual completion if considered in terms of underlying neurophysiological mechanisms. But “filling in” can be interpreted not only as a result of within-level propagating of neural activity, but as a byproduct of the process that is necessary for modulating preconscious information about physically present objects or events so as to generate conscious quality in attending to them.

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© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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