Reliance on constraints means detection of information

D.M. Jacobs, S. Runeson, I.E.K. Andersson

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    We argue four points. First, perception always relies on environmental constraints, not only in special cases. Second, constraints are taken advantage of by detecting information granted by the constraints rather than by internalizing them. Third, apparent motion phenomena reveal reliance on constraints that are irrelevant in everyday perception. Fourth, constraints are selected through individual learning as well as evolution. The "perceptual-concept-of-velocity" phenomenon is featured as a relevant case.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)p.m.-p.m.
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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