Verena Gottschling – Levels of perceptual content and visual images
S.I.P. & Concordia Cognitive Science Group
present a lecture by
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