Acting is perceiving!

Rouwen Cañal-Bruland, John van der Kamp, Rob 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)e233
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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