Egocentric Spatial Representation in Action and Perception

Briscoe, Professor Robert (2008) Egocentric Spatial Representation in Action and Perception. [Journal (Paginated)] (In Press)

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Neuropsychological findings used to motivate the “two visual systems” hypothesis have been taken to endanger a pair of widely accepted claims about spatial representation in visual experience. The first is the claim that visual experience represents 3-D space around the perceiver using an egocentric frame of reference. The second is the claim that there is a constitutive link between the spatial contents of visual experience and the perceiver’s bodily actions. In this paper, I carefully assess three main sources of evidence for the two visual systems hypothesis and argue that the best interpretation of the evidence is in fact consistent with both claims. I conclude with some brief remarks on the relation between visual consciousness and rational agency.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:Forthcoming in 2008.
Keywords:Two Visual Systems Hypothesis; Spatial Representation; Egocentric Coding; Visuomotor Action; A.D. Milner; Melvyn Goodale; Gareth Evans
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
Neuroscience > Neuropsychology
ID Code:5780
Deposited By: Briscoe, Professor Robert
Deposited On:22 Oct 2007 10:40
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56


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