Virtual action: O'Regan and Noe meet Bergson

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Psychology
Topics: 
Theory of Consciousness
Keywords: 
Bergson, action, time, virtuality, qualia, holography
Deposited by: 
Dr Stephen E Robbins
Date of Issue: 
2004
Authors: 
Stephen E. Robbins
Journal/Publication Title: 
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume: 
24
Issue Number: 
7
Page Range: 
906-907
Alternative URL: 
http://www.stephenerobbins.com/Articles/Oregan-Robbins.html
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.
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