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{Action-dependent perceptual invariants: from ecological to sensorimotor approaches.}
Type of publication: Article
Citation: Mossio2008
Journal: Consciousness and cognition
Volume: 17
Number: 4
Year: 2008
Month: December
Pages: 1324--40
ISSN: 1090-2376
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2007.12.003
Abstract: Ecological and sensorimotor theories of perception build on the notion of action-dependent invariants as the basic structures underlying perceptual capacities. In this paper we contrast the assumptions these theories make on the nature of perceptual information modulated by action. By focusing on the question, how movement specifies perceptual information, we show that ecological and sensorimotor theories endorse substantially different views about the role of action in perception. In particular we argue that ecological invariants are characterized with reference to transformations produced in the sensory array by movement: such invariants are transformation-specific but do not imply motor-specificity. In contrast, sensorimotor theories assume that perceptual invariants are intrinsically tied to specific movements. We show that this difference leads to different empirical predictions and we submit that the distinction between motor equivalence and motor-specificity needs further clarification in order to provide a more constrained account of action/perception relations.
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Keywords: Action, ecological psychology, enaction, invariants, Perception, self-motion, sensorimotor theories
Authors Mossio, Matteo
Taraborelli, Dario
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