We offer an ecological (Gibsonian) alternative to cognitive (im)penetrability. Whereas Pylyshyn explains cognitive (im)penetrability by focusing solely on computations carried out by thee nervous system, according to the ecological approach the perceiver as a knowing agent influences the entire animal-environmental system: in the determination of what constitutes the environment (affordantes), what constitutes information, what information is detected and, thus, what is perceived.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|