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Wolfgang Prinz, Miriam Beisert, and Arvid Herwig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018555

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.001.0001

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Perception Viewed as a Phenotypic Expression

Perception Viewed as a Phenotypic Expression

Chapter:
(p.171) 7 Perception Viewed as a Phenotypic Expression
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Action Science
Author(s):

Dennis R. Proffitt

Sally A. Linkenauger

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0007

This chapter describes empirical evidence for an approach aimed at examining visual perception. It proposes that visual perception is comprehended by the perceiver’s physical and biological characteristics in an effort to promote appropriate actions in the environment. Investigations also reveal that visual experience associates the visually perceived environment with continually changing purposes and the processes through which these purposes are achieved. The findings reveal that people adopt different skills and improve related expertise to perform specific tasks and achieve specific purposes. People also transform respective physical and biological characteristics to achieve certain objectives and associate perceptions with relevant physical and biological characteristics to perform specific actions.

Keywords:   empirical evidence, visual perception, environment, visual experience, biological characteristics

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