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Alternative visions

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade.

in Galileo's Visions

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 16980 words.

Between 1604 and 1611 Johannes Kepler published two fundamental works laying the foundation for modern physiological optics. However, Galileo continued in his adherence to old theories of...

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The anatomy of conscious and unconscious vision

Melvyn Goodale and David Milner.

in Sight Unseen

June 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 5726 words.

In this chapter, recent fMRI studies of activity in the ventral and dorsal streams of Dee Fletcher and other individuals with visual deficits are discussed. The results of neuroimaging...

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Approaching Galileo’s science through a fable

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade.

in Galileo's Visions

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 11577 words.

The traditional view of Galileo’s science is that of a powerful but rather detached approach to the investigation of the world, based on the precision of mathematics and the validity of...

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Casting light on Galileo’s contrasts

Marco Piccolino and Nicholas J. Wade.

in Galileo's Visions

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 5542 words.

Among the deceptive aspects of visual appearances is the apparent brightness of an external object. Far from being a faithful indication to its physical irradiance the brightness of a...

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Conceptual and methodological issues

Bruno G. Breitmeyer.

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 7245 words.

The discussion covers problems regarding consciousness as a trait. These revolve around the qualitative aspects of consciousness, specifically the ontological status of qualia. Qualia...

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Consciousness and attention: Partners but not equals

Bruno G. Breitmeyer.

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 4899 words.

The processes underlying attention and consciousness, while overlapping, are not identical. Unconsciously processed stimuli can serve as cues for allocating stimulus-driven attention to...

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Contours and surfaces: Why visual consciousness is “superficial”

Bruno G. Breitmeyer.

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 9022 words.

Visual consciousness of scenes and objects depends on the conscious registration of surface properties such as color. In that sense, visual consciousness is “superficial.” The contours of...

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Doing without seeing

Melvyn Goodale and David Milner.

in Sight Unseen

June 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 6801 words.

Despite her profound visual form agnosia, Dee shows remarkably well-preserved visuomotor abilities. For example, even though Dee is unable to report the size, shape, or orientation of an...

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The dorsal pathway’s contributions to perception and top-down influences on processing in the ventral pathway

Bruno G. Breitmeyer.

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 5636 words.

The dorsal cortical pathway, dominated by magnocellular input, has little, if any, direct role in conscious processing. However, it does have a direct role in the registration in...

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Epilogue

Bruno G. Breitmeyer.

in The Visual (Un)Conscious and Its (Dis)Contents

June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuroscience. 1541 words.

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