Mind and Language 35 (3):335-349 (2020)

Jake Quilty-Dunn
Washington University in St. Louis
The question of whether perception is encapsulated from cognition has been a major topic in the study of perception in the past decade. One locus of debate concerns the role of attention. Some theorists argue that attention is a vehicle for widespread violations of encapsulation; others argue that certain forms of cognitively driven attention are compatible with encapsulation, especially if attention only modulates inputs. This paper argues for an extreme thesis: no effect of attention, whether on the inputs to perception or on perceptual processing itself, constitutes a violation of the encapsulation of perception.
Keywords attention  cognition  cognitive penetration  encapsulation  modularity  perception
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DOI 10.1111/mila.12242
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