David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In F. Esken & F.-D. Heckman (eds.), A Consciousness Reader. Schoeningh Verlag (1998)
I have argued elsewhere that imagery and represention are best explained as the result of operations of neurally implemented emulators of an agent's body and environment. In this article I extend the theory of emulation to address perceptual processing as well. The key notion will be that of an emulator of an agent's egocentric behavioral space. This emulator, when run off-line, produces mental imagery, including transformations such as visual image rotations. However, while on-line, it is used to process information from sensory systems, resulting in perception (in this regard, the theory is similar to that proposed by Kosslyn (1994)). This emulator is what provides the theory in theory-laden perception. I close by arguing briefly that the spatial character of perception is to be explained as the contribution of the egocentric behavioral space emulator
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Lucia Foglia & J. Kevin O’Regan (forthcoming). A New Imagery Debate: Enactive and Sensorimotor Accounts. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-16.
Similar books and articles
Rick Grush (2007). Skill Theory V2.0: Dispositions, Emulation, and Spatial Perception. Synthese 159 (3):389 - 416.
Takashi Hanakawa, Manabu Honda & Mark Hallett (2004). Amodal Imagery in Rostral Premotor Areas. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):406-407.
Rick Grush (2003). In Defense of Some "Cartesian" Assumption Concerning the Brain and its Operation. Biology and Philosophy 18 (1):53-92.
Valérie Gaveau, Michel Desmurget & Pierre Baraduc (2004). From Semantic Analogy to Theoretical Confusion? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):404-404.
Qasim Zaidi & A. Fuzz Griffiths (2002). Generic Assumptions Shared by Visual Perception and Imagery. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (2):215-216.
Alastair D. Smith & Iain D. Gilchrist (2004). Evidence for the Online Operation of Imagery: Visual Imagery Modulates Motor Production in Drawing. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):416-417.
Mark Rollins (2001). The Strategic Eye: Kosslyn's Theory of Imagery and Perception. [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 11 (2):267-286.
Robert Briscoe (2011). Mental Imagery and the Varieties of Amodal Perception. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 92 (2):153-173.
Virginia Slaughter (2004). Emulator as Body Schema. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):415-416.
Rick Grush (2004). The Emulation Theory of Representation: Motor Control, Imagery, and Perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):377-396.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads989 ( #157 of 1,725,873 )
Recent downloads (6 months)171 ( #1,367 of 1,725,873 )
How can I increase my downloads?