Rich experience and sensory memory

  title={Rich experience and sensory memory},
  author={Elizabeth Irvine},
  journal={Philosophical Psychology},
  pages={159 - 176}
  • Elizabeth Irvine
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Psychology, Philosophy
  • Philosophical Psychology
One of the possible ways to explain the experience of visual richness is to posit a level of nonconceptual or phenomenal experience. The contents of this level of experience have recently been equated with the contents of sensory memory. It will be argued that sensory memory cannot provide these contents along two broad points. First, the conception of sensory memory relied on by these authors conflates the phenomena of visible and informational persistence, and makes use of an outdated “iconic… 

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