Visual Subsystems

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195168693
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871513 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 							Visual Subsystems

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This chapter further develops a multiple-subsystems hypothesis positing distinct transient and sustained subsystems in high-level vision, and relates it to knowledge about independent pathways in early vision. It contrasts the transient-sustained hypothesis with the Ungerleider–Mishkin what-where hypothesis and the Milner–Goodale perception-action hypothesis, arguing that AH's results are readily accommodated by the proposal but pose challenges for both the Ungerleider–Mishkin and Milner–Goodale positions. Finally, it shows that the basic findings adduced in support of the what-where and perception-action hypotheses are entirely consistent with assumptions about the functional architecture of the higher-level visual system.

Keywords: visual system; visual perception; Ungerleider–Mishkin what-where hypothesis; Milner–Goodale perception-action hypothesis

Chapter.  5515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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