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Perception beyond Inference
Author: Liliana Albertazzi

ISBN: 9780262015028
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 4 March 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8 x 2.4
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This book breaks with the conventional model of perception that views vision as a mere inference to an objective reality on the basis of "inverse optics." The authors offer the alternative view that perception is an expressive and awareness-generating process. Perception creates semantic information in such a way as to enable the observer to deal efficaciously with the chaotic and meaningless structure present at the physical boundary between the body and its surroundings. Vision is intentional by its very nature; visual qualities are essential and real, providing an aesthetic and meaningful interface to the structures of physics and the state of the brain. This view brings perception firmly in line with ethology and modern evolutionary biology and suggests new approaches in all disciplines that study, or require an understanding of, the ontology of mind.The book is the joint effort of a multidisciplinary group of authors. Topics covered include the relationships among...

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