Mind and Language 30 (5):572-602 (2015)

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Benjamin Kozuch
University of Alabama
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Common sense suggests that visual consciousness is essential to skilled motor action, but Andy Clark—inspired by Milner and Goodale's dual visual systems theory—has appealed to a wide range of experimental dissociations to argue that such an assumption is false. Critics of Clark's argument contend that the content driving motor action is actually within subjects' experience, just not easily discovered. In this article, I argue that even if such content exists, it cannot be guiding motor action, since a review of current visual neuroscience indicates that the visual brain areas producing conscious representations are distinct from those driving motor action
Keywords consciousness  Milner and Goodale  dual visual systems  motor action  epiphenomenalism  neuroscience  Andy Clark  Wallhagen  Mole  Wu
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DOI 10.1111/mila.12091
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