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Ways of SeeingThe scope and limits of visual cognition$
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Pierre Jacob and Marc Jeannerod

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198509219

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.001.0001

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Visuomotor representations

Visuomotor representations

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(p.177) 6 Visuomotor representations
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Ways of Seeing
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PIERRE JACOB

MARC JEANNEROD

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.003.0008

This chapter considers both conceptual reasons and empirical evidence in favour of the dualistic model of the human visual system applied to the vision of objects. It examines the contribution of the visual system to a restricted class of human actions — reaching, grasping and manipulating objects in one's vicinity — and argues that one and the same visual stimulus can undergo perceptual processing or motor processing. It characterizes the major differences between these two kinds of processing of visual inputs, called ‘semantic’ and ‘pragmatic’ processing. The chapter makes the bold claim that a new kind of non-conceptual content has been discovered by the cognitive neuroscientific study of the visual system, i.e. visuomotor content.

Keywords:   human visual system, visuomotor content, reaching, grasping, manipulating, visual processing

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