Seeing and Conceptualizing: Modularity and the Shallow Contents of Perception


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Eric Mandelbaum
CUNY Graduate Center
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After presenting evidence about categorization behavior, this paper argues for the following theses: 1) that there is a border between perception and cognition; 2) that the border is to be characterized by perception being modular (and cognition not being so); 3) that perception outputs conceptualized representations, so views that posit that the output of perception is solely non-conceptual are false; and 4) that perceptual content consists of basic-level categories and not richer contents.
Keywords Perception  Modularity  Perceptual Content  Perception/Cognition Border  Cognitive Architecture  Conceptualization
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DOI 10.1111/phpr.12368
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