Are theories of perception necessary? A review of Gibson's The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception.

  • A. Costall
  • Published 1984 in Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior


Representational theories of perception postulate an isolated and autonomous "subject" set apart from its real environment, and then go on to invoke processes of mental representation, construction, or hypothesizing to explain how perception can nevertheless take place. Although James Gibson's most conspicuous contribution has been to challenge… (More)


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