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Perceptual Saliences *

Clotilde Calabi

in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199272457
eISBN:
9780191709951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272457.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers generally acknowledge that our beliefs about the world and our actions call for reasons. Against the mainstream view, which identifies reasons either with experiences or with beliefs, ... More


Psychological Salience: Passive Attention Guidance

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter investigates the passive guidance of attention. Guided by psychological salience, it is argued, priority structures tend to evolve into basins of attraction. A subject’s attending ... More


The Processing Hierarchy and the Salience System

Philip Gerrans

in The Measure of Madness: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Delusional Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027557
eISBN:
9780262320979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027557.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the nature of the cognitive hierarchy and the salience system and their role in delusion. It gives examples of the way information flows through the hierarchy and explains the ... More


Phenomenal Salience: The Dynamics of Attention and the Flowing Stream

Sebastian Watzl

in Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199658428
eISBN:
9780191839283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658428.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It is natural to speak of a “stream of consciousness.” Consciousness is often described as flowing and intrinsically dynamic. According to the activity view attention is also intrinsically flowing ... More


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