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A New View of Seeing

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199775224
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0025
A New View of Seeing

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This chapter presents a new view of seeing. It begins with a discussion of vision and tactile perception, and then compares the experience of seeing with the experience of remembering. It argues that seeing seems more real to us than remembering or imagining because the activity of seeing involves four properties that provide it with its particular perceptual “presence”: richness, bodiliness, partial insubordinateness, and grabbiness.

Keywords: vision; visual perception; seeing; remembering; tactile perception

Chapter.  4727 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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