Perceptual learning : the flexibility of the senses / Kevin Connolly.

Connolly, Kevin (Cognitive scientist) [Browse]
  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
  • ©2019
xiv, 245 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.


Philosophy of mind series [More in this series]
Summary note
"Experts from wine tasters to radiologists to bird watchers have all undergone perceptual learning, that is, long-term changes in perception that result from practice or experience. This book offers the first comprehensive empirically-informed account of perceptual learning for philosophers. It explores the nature, scope, and theoretical implications of perceptual learning"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-240) and index.
Part 1. The Nature of Perceptual Learning -- How to Understand Perceptual Learning -- Introduction -- What Is Perceptual Learning? -- A Taxonomy of Perceptual Learning Cases -- The Offloading View of Perceptual Learning -- Looking Ahead -- Is Perceptual Learning Genuinely Perceptual? -- Introduction -- Skepticism about Perceptual Learning as Genuinely Perceptual -- Introspective Evidence that Perceptual Learning Is Genuinely Perceptual -- Neuroscientific Evidence that Perceptual Learning Is Genuinely Perceptual -- Behavioral Evidence that Perceptual Learning Is Genuinely Perceptual -- Conclusion -- Part 2. The Scope of Perceptual Learning -- Learned Attention and the Contents of Perception -- Introduction -- The Phenomenal Contrast Argument -- The Attentional Reply to the Phenomenal Contrast Argument -- The Blind Flailing Model of Perceptual Learning -- A New Attentional Reply to the Phenomenal Contrast Argument -- Learned Attention and the Offloading View -- Learned Attention II: Sensory Substitutions -- Introduction -- Attentional Weighting in Distal Attribution -- Latent Inhibition as a Kind of Learned Attention -- Applying Principles of Attentional Training to Sensory Substitution -- Perceptual Learning and Perceptual Hacking -- An Empirical Test for Determining the Nature of SSD Experience -- Conclusion -- "Chunking" The World Through Multisensory Perception -- Introduction -- The Kind of Conscious Awareness We Have in Multisensory Perception -- Unitization as a Perceptual Learning Mechanism -- Applying Unitization to Multisensory Cases -- Objections and Replies -- Unitization and the Offloading View -- Conclusion -- Learning to Differentiate Properties: Speech Perception -- Introduction -- The Phenomenal Contrast Argument for Hearing Meanings -- The Argument from Homophones -- The Role of Differentiation in Speech Perception -- Why Perceptual Learning Does Not Support the View that We Hear Meanings -- The Offloading View and Speech Perception -- Conclusion -- Learning to Differentiate Objects: The Case of Memory Color -- Introduction -- Memory Color and Cognitive Penetration -- A Brief Survey of Memory Color Studies -- Why Memory Color Is Not a Mechanism for Color Constancy -- Memory Color and Perceptual Learning -- Memory Color and the Offloading View -- Conclusion.
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