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The representational theory of the visual mind

PIERRE JACOB and MARC JEANNEROD

in Ways of Seeing: The scope and limits of visual cognition

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198509219
eISBN:
9780191584909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509219.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter sketches and argues for a view called the ‘representational theory of the visual mind’ (RTVM). RTVM is not so much a scientific theory that leads to testable predictions, as a picture or ... More


Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More


Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Nicole R. Fleetwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist ... More


Attention

Martin V. Butz and Esther F. Kutter

in How the Mind Comes into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739692
eISBN:
9780191834462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739692.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

Cognition does not work without attention. Attention enables us to focus on particular tasks and particular aspects in the environment. Psychological insights show that attention exhibits bottom-up ... More


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