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Perceptual Learning: The Flexibility of the Senses

Kevin Connolly


Experts from wine tasters to radiologists to bird watchers have all undergone perceptual learning—that is, long-term changes in perception that result from practice or experience. Philosophers have been discussing such cases for centuries, from the fourteenth-century Indian philosopher Vedānta Deśika to the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher Thomas Reid to a great many contemporary philosophers. This book uses recent evidence from psychology and neuroscience to show that perceptual learning is genuinely perceptual, rather than post-perceptual. It also offers a way for philosophers to dist ... More

Keywords: perceptual learning, perception, learning, skill, the senses, expertise, perceptual development, perceptual content, cognitive penetration, perceptual phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Connolly, author
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Minerva Schools at KGI