Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: An introduction to reflective seeing: I.
Source: Journal of Mind & Behavior, 1993 Sum, 1993. 14 (3): p.235-256
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Awareness Consciousness States Theories Visual Perception
Added Keywords: perceptual consciousness & reflective seeing, application of J. Gibson's visual perception theory
Classification Code: Human Experimental Psychology (2300)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Addresses a certain dimension of perceptual consciousness, with specific reference to J. J. Gibson's (1979) visual perception theory. The human visual system allows a number of molar activities, among them straightforward seeing and reflective seeing. Both of these activities include, as product and part of them, a stream of first-order, visual perceptual consciousness of the ecological environment and of the perceiver himself or herself as inhabiting the environment and acting or moving within it. The 2 respective component streams of first-order consciousness both proceed at certain brain centers and the one that proceeds during reflective seeing involves inner consciousness of the component first-order, visual perceptual consciousness (experience, awareness). The content of first-order, visual perceptual consciousness during reflective seeing is importantly different from the content during straightforward seeing. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)