Philosophy, Perception, and Neuroscience

  title={Philosophy, Perception, and Neuroscience},
  author={J. Smythies},
  pages={638 - 651}
  • J. Smythies
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perception
  • This paper presents the results of some recent experiments in neuroscience and perceptual science that reveal the role of virtual reality in normal visual perception, and the use of television technology by the visual brain. This involves particularly the cholinergic system in the forebrain. This research throws new light on the nature of perception and the relation of phenomenal consciousness and its brain. It is directly relevant to criticisms by certain analytical philosophers of aspects of… CONTINUE READING
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