Perception beyond Inference: The Information Content of by Liliana Albertazzi, Gert J. van Tonder, Dhanraj Vishwanath

By Liliana Albertazzi, Gert J. van Tonder, Dhanraj Vishwanath

A very novel contribution to the matter of conception and vision...This very good and critical e-book opens up the door to a deeply knowledgeable perspective in cognitive science...By placing jointly one of these wealthy number of chapters, the editors have contributed to the renaissance of the autonomy and dignity of cognitive technological know-how. -- Minds & Machines

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These are “structure,” “data,” “information,” “cue,” “representation,” “perception,” “veridicality,” “hallucination,” “neural substrate” and so forth, which are the terms one encounters over and over again in scientific accounts of perception (Palmer, 1999). I pursue this somewhat circuitous route because I assume that my readers will mainly be from the sciences rather than philosophy. Thus, my arguments directly apply to various, often implicit, assumptions current in mainstream vision research.

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The radiance is non–negative throughout, and is such that the ray density for a certain direction is invariant with respect to displacements of the eye along that direction. Otherwise the radiance is an arbitrary function of direction that sums up “everything there is to see” at the location of your eye. This is the account of physics. ” The observer is an intelligence that performs sequences of parallel computations or inferences on the bases of the image with the aim to arrive at an interpretation of the cues.

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