Virtual action: O'Regan and Noe meet Bergson
Topics:Theory of Consciousness
Keywords:Bergson, action, time, virtuality, qualia, holography
Deposited by:Dr Stephen E Robbins
Date of Issue:2004
Journal/Publication Title:Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract:Bergson, writing in 1896, anticipated "sensorimotor contingencies" under the concept that perception is "virtual action." But to explain the external image, he embedded this concept in a holographic framework where time-motion is an indivisible and the relation of subject/object is in terms of time. The target article’s account of qualitative visual experience falls short for lack of this larger framework.