The Interface Theory of Perception

@article{Hoffman2015TheIT,
  title={The Interface Theory of Perception},
  author={Donald D. Hoffman and Manish Singh and Chetan Prakash},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={1480-1506}
}
Perception is a product of evolution. Our perceptual systems, like our limbs and livers, have been shaped by natural selection. The effects of selection on perception can be studied using evolutionary games and genetic algorithms. To this end, we define and classify perceptual strategies and allow them to compete in evolutionary games in a variety of worlds with a variety of fitness functions. We find that veridical perceptions—strategies tuned to the true structure of the world—are routinely… 

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