Attention and perceptual content

Analysis 70 (2):263-270 (2010)
I argue that perceptual content is always affected by the allocation of one’s attention. Perception attributes determinable and determinate properties to the perceived scene. Attention makes (or tries to make) our perceptual attribution of properties more determinate. Hence, a change in our attention changes the determinacy of the properties attributed to the perceived scene.
Keywords Attention  Intentionalism  Phenomenology  Inattentional blindness  Perceptual content
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DOI 10.1093/analys/anp165
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