Acting is perceiving!

R. Canal Bruland, J. van der Kamp, R. Gray

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere233
Pages (from-to)e233
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Early online date2016
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017


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