Home > concordia > Verena Gottschling – Levels of perceptual content and visual images

Verena Gottschling – Levels of perceptual content and visual images

S.I.P. & Concordia Cognitive Science Group
http://linguistics.concordia.ca/ccsg/

present a lecture by
Verena Gottschling
York University
http://www.gottschling-net.de

Levels of perceptual content and visual images

Thursday, May 8th 2008 at 20:00
Concordia’s Hall Building, H-1220
1455 de Maisonneuve W.

The analogy between visual perception and mental visual imagery is well established. What is less clear is what kind of perceptual representations images should be identified with and what kind of content -if any- they have. That issue is the focus of this talk. Therefore my concern is the imagery debate and how the analogy of perception and imagery relates to the debate about the representational content of perceptual representations. The specifïc question I am interested in is: what is the best answer for a proponent of mental pictures? What are minimal constraints for promising accounts? I will argue that this debate has important implications for both the classical hierarchical “sandwich model” of cognition and the modularity debate.

Sponsored by the Special Individualized Programs (David Howes, Director) of
Concordia’s School of Graduate Studies
(http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/programs/SIP/)

  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: