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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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Ecological Perspective on Perception-Action: What Kind of Science Does It Entail?

Ecological Perspective on Perception-Action: What Kind of Science Does It Entail?

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(p.138) (p.139) 6 Ecological Perspective on Perception-Action: What Kind of Science Does It Entail?
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Action Science
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Michael T. Turvey

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0006

This chapter examines the ecological aspect of perception-action and its scientific basis. Investigations reveal that the main component of the behaviors of living organisms at all levels is the idea that perceiving provides a dependable medium for acclimatizing and adapting activity according to the environment. Environmental causes and their relationship to sensory effects need to be explored for implementing effortless influence. Perception has been defined as a type of reasoning or argument that plays a key role in determining and performing an action within a given environment. Scientific investigations also reveal that perception cannot be proof of awareness of ecological reality despite being a key component of any constructive action performed by a living organism.

Keywords:   organisms, perception-action, environmental causes, ecological reality

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