Cognitive penetration: Would we know it if we saw it?

G. Rhodes, M. L. Kalish

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Abstract

How can the impenetrability hypothesis be empirically tested? We comment on the role of signal detection measures, suggesting that context effects on discriminations for which post-perceptual cues are irrelevant, or on neural activity associated with early vision, would challenge impenetrability. We also note the great computational power of the proposed pre-perceptual attention processes and consider the implications for testability of the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-391
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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