Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis, USA
Title: Perspectival appearing and Gibson's theory of visual perception.
Source: Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung, 1990. 52 (4): p.291-298
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Perceptual Orientation Visual Perception Theories
Added Keywords: perspectival appearing in J. J. Gibson's ecological theory of visual perception
Classification Code: Visual Perception (2323)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Asserts that J. J. Gibson's (1979) ecological approach to visual perception can accommodate both (1) the stream of visual-perceptual experience that flows at the heart of the visual system's total activity of ordinary visual perceiving (ordinary seeing) and (2) the dimension of the visual experiential stream that is the ecological environment's perspectival appearing to the visual perceiver. The author sees perspectival appearing as located at the level of brain centers of the visual system, where processes are determined by the spatiotemporally structured visual stimulus flux. The stream of visual experience is interpreted as itself possessing a kind of perspective structure, including variant and invariant features that the visual system isolates and extracts from experience, producing the perceiver's cognitive visual "awareness-of" the environment and self in the environment. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)