Rich experience and sensory memory

Philosophical Psychology 24 (2):159-176 (2011)
Abstract
One of the possible ways to explain the experience of visual richness is to posit a level of nonconceptual or phenomenal experience. The contents of this level of experience have recently been equated with the contents of sensory memory. It will be argued that sensory memory cannot provide these contents along two broad points. First, the conception of sensory memory relied on by these authors conflates the phenomena of visible and informational persistence, and makes use of an outdated ?iconic? model of visual short-term memory. Second, the way in which subjects? reports are used to show that specific unreported contents are nevertheless experienced on a phenomenal level is questioned, using evidence on gist and high-level categorical perceptual processing. It is concluded that sensory memory, properly understood, cannot provide the kind of visual content required to support a level of richly detailed phenomenal experience, or a pictorial account of perception. Finally, alternative ways of explaining visual richness are suggested
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09515089.2010.543415
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,511
External links

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
Action in Perception.Alva Noë - 2005 - MIT Press.

View all 15 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Explaining What?Elizabeth Irvine - 2017 - Topoi 36 (1):95-106.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Attention as Experience: Through 'Think' and 'Thin'.Richard Hine - 2010 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (9-10):202-220.
Is Memory Preservation?Mohan Matthen - 2010 - Philosophical Studies 148 (1):3-14.
Descartes on the Cognitive Structure of Sensory Experience.Alison Simmons - 2003 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 67 (3):549–579.
Sensory Experience and Intentionalism.Pierre Le Morvan - 2008 - Philosophy Compass 3 (4):685-702.
The Structure of Time in Autobiographical Memory.J. Campbell - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):105-17.
The Ins and Outs of Consciousness.Jesse J. Prinz - 2000 - Brain and Mind 1 (2):245-56.
Sensory Phenomenology and Perceptual Content.Boyd Millar - 2011 - Philosophical Quarterly 61 (244):558-576.
Added to PP index
2011-04-06

Total downloads
50 ( #106,506 of 2,180,709 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #154,749 of 2,180,709 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums