Egocentric Spatial Representation in Action and Perception

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 conscious 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 review and assess three main sources of evidence for the two visual systems hypothesis. I 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
Keywords Two Visual Systems Hypothesis  Spatial Representation  Active Vision  Gareth Evans  A.D. Milner  Melvyn Goodale  Dorsal Stream  Ventral Stream
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DOI 10.1111/j.1933-1592.2009.00284.x
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