Attention and cognitive penetrability: The epistemic consequences of attention as a form of metacognitive regulation.

@article{Marchi2017AttentionAC,
  title={Attention and cognitive penetrability: The epistemic consequences of attention as a form of metacognitive regulation.},
  author={Francesco Marchi},
  journal={Consciousness and cognition},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={48-62}
}
A recent approach to the cognitive penetrability of perception, i.e. the possibility that perception is shaped top-down by high-level cognitive states such as beliefs and desires, proposes to understand the phenomenon on the basis of its consequences, among which there is a challenge for the epistemic role of perceptual experience in justifying beliefs (Stokes, 2015). In this paper, I argue that some attentional phenomena qualify as cases of cognitive penetrability under this consequentialist… CONTINUE READING