Cognitive Penetrability of Perception in the Age of Prediction : Predictive Systems are Penetrable Systems

@inproceedings{Lupyan2015CognitivePO,
  title={Cognitive Penetrability of Perception in the Age of Prediction : Predictive Systems are Penetrable Systems},
  author={Gary Lupyan},
  year={2015}
}
The goal of perceptual systems is to allow organisms to adaptively respond to ecologically relevant stimuli. Because all perceptual inputs are ambiguous, perception needs to rely on prior knowledge accumulated over evolutionary and developmental time to turn sensory energy into information useful for guiding behavior. It remains controversial whether the guidance of perception extends to cognitive states or is locked up in a Bcognitively impenetrable^ part of perception. I argue that… CONTINUE READING

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