The Physiological Basis of the Act of Perceiving

  • B. Bridgeman


The close interaction of perception and action, an organizing theme of this book, can be studied with a variety of methods. This chapter examines the physiological organization of the interaction, drawing material principally from the oculomotor system where the interplay of perception and action is particularly clear and easy to study. Analyzing the oculomotor system requires a reinterpretation of sensory physiology: the passive sensory systems must be replaced by active perceptual systems, so that the organism can combine sensory and motor sources to interpret the visual world.


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