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Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems

Nivedita Gangopadhyay, Michael Madary, and Finn Spicer


What is the relationship between perception and action, between an organism and its environment, in explaining consciousness? These are issues at the heart of philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences. This book explores the relationship between perception and action from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives, ranging from theoretical discussion of concepts to findings from recent scientific studies. It incorporates contributions from leading philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, and an artificial intelligence theorist. The contributions take a range of positions with respect ... More

Keywords: perception, action, consciousness, philosophy of mind, artificial intelligence, sensorimotor dynamics, action-oriented theories, dual-visual systems hypothesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199551118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nivedita Gangopadhyay, editor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK

Michael Madary, editor
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tulane University, USA

Finn Spicer, editor
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK

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