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Perception, Action, and ConsciousnessSensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems$
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Nivedita Gangopadhyay, Michael Madary, and Finn Spicer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199551118

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.001.0001

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Perception, action, and consciousness

Perception, action, and consciousness

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Perception, Action, and Consciousness

N. Gangopadhyay

M. Madary

F. Spicer

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of this book, which is to outline the results of the conference on Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two-Visual Systems organized as part of the CONTACT project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the European Science Foundation Eurocores Consciousness in Natural and Cultural Contexts (CNCC) scheme. The goal was to bring together leading researchers in philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence in order to discuss the relation between perception and action, specifically whether perception required action or whether perceptual awareness was merely a matter of passively representing the visual world. The chapter presents the general issues discussed in the chapters and brings out the various themes that have emerged from the discussions of the relations between perception and action. These include the following questions: What is action in perception? Does empirical evidence support the functional dichotomy between perception and action? What constitutes the content of perceptual experience?

Keywords:   perception, action, perceptual experience, CONTACT, CNCC, visual world

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