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Perceptual-Motor Dissociation

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_316-5

Definition

Perception

Intuitively, perception is the process of becoming aware of physical objects or phenomena through the senses. However, to define it as an observable phenomenon without resorting to a highly subjective concept such as awareness, one must include additional measurable criteria. A less involved and more up-to-date view is that perception is the mental function by means of which the physical world (including within body processes) is represented and the process by means of which this function interacts with the physical world, together with the consequence of this interaction. This definition dissolves from the start the perception-action dissociation dilemma: according to it, the two concepts are indissociable.

Motor Event

Any movement caused by the muscles.

Detailed Description

In some sense, the necessity of a tight perception-action coupling has been posited at least since Helmholtz (1867/1962). He proposed that the perceptual stability of our visual world in the...

Keywords

Retina Posit Agnosia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire Psychologie de la PerceptionUniversité Paris Descartes and CNRSParisFrance