Andy Clark (1998) Could Sensing Play Multiple Roles?
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Psycoloquy 9(80): Could Sensing Play Multiple Roles?
COULD SENSING PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES?
Commentary on Jarvilehto on Efference-Knowledge
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
In his engaging and provocative target article,
Jarvilehto (1998) argues that the senses are not transmitters of
environmental information so much as connections that support
dynamic organism-environment systems. I think there is much to
applaud in this treatment, but I want to raise two small doubts:
one concerning the nature of the target (why information
transmission rather than inner model-building?) and the other
concerning the scope of the claim (is sensing always and only used
in the way the author suggests?).
afference, artificial life, efference, epistemology,
evolution, Gibson, knowledge, motor theory, movement, perception,
receptors, robotics, sensation, sensorimotor systems, situatedness