An ostrich on a rock: Commentary on Christie and Barresi (2002)

Consciousness and Cognition 11 (2):366-371 (2002)
There are problems with both the theoretical logic and the interpretation of data in Christie and Barresi's interesting article. The general pattern of results is easily incorporated into an information-processing framework compatible with Dennett's analysis. In particular, different aspects of the illusory motion event are queried at different times and these aspects are not in conflict, so no revision of conscious content is necessary. Second, too much interpretive weight is placed on an anomalous pair of data points that do not seem fully interpretable within the author's framework and are probably susceptible to one of several alternative interpretations proposed here, though further investigation is necessary
Keywords *Consciousness States  *Illusions (Perception)  *Motion Perception  *Visuospatial Memory  Models
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DOI 10.1006/ccog.2001.0542
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