Presence, objecthood, and the phenomenology of predictive perception

Seth, Anil K (2015) Presence, objecthood, and the phenomenology of predictive perception. Cognitive neuroscience, 6 (2-3). pp. 111-117. ISSN 1758-8928

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Can perceptual presence be explained by counterfactually-rich predictive models linking perception and action? Considering an unusually rich range of responses to this idea has led me to (1) re-emphasize the core conceptual commitment of “predictive processing of sensorimotor contingencies” (PPSMC) to predictive model-based perception, (2) reconsider the relationship between presence and objecthood, and (3) refine the phenomenological target by differentiating between perceptual presence and the phenomenology of absence-of-presence, or “phenomenal unreality.” It turns out that this requires blue-sky thinking.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Perceptual presence, Objecthood, Predictive processing, Active inference
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Marianne Cole
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2015 15:34
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 15:34
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