Journal Article

In the interest of saving time: a critique of discrete perception

Tomer Fekete, Sander Van de Cruys, Vebjørn Ekroll and Cees van Leeuwen

in Neuroscience of Consciousness

Volume 2018, issue 1
Published online April 2018 | e-ISSN: 2057-2107 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nc/niy003

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Abstract

A recently proposed model of sensory processing suggests that perceptual experience is updated in discrete steps. We show that the data advanced to support discrete perception are in fact compatible with a continuous account of perception. Physiological and psychophysical constraints, moreover, as well as our awake-primate imaging data, imply that human neuronal networks cannot support discrete updates of perceptual content at the maximal update rates consistent with phenomenology. A more comprehensive approach to understanding the physiology of perception (and experience at large) is therefore called for, and we briefly outline our take on the problem.

Keywords: perception; contents of consciousness; theories and models; psychophysics

Journal Article.  6529 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience ; Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience ; Neuroscientific Techniques ; Cognitive Neuroscience ; Consciousness

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