Computational biology and the limits of shared vision

Perspectives on Science 19 (3):300-336 (2011)
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Since the 1980s, several studies of visual perception have persuasively argued that important aspects of human vision are best accounted for not by recourse to inner mental representations but rather through socially observable actions and behaviors (e.g. Lynch 1985, Latour 1986, Lynch 1990, Goodwin 1994, Goodwin 1997, Sharrock & Coulter 1998). While there are clearly physiological mechanisms required for vision, psychological accounts of perception in terms of inner mental representations have been dislodged from their position as the basic term in the interface between human beings and their environment and replaced with terms such as "social practice," and "vernacular intelligibility." The focus for these ..



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