AISB paper

Paper presented at AISB (The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour.) in Exeter UK on the 6th April 2013.


Situating enactive processes or placing the observer back in the scene: a case for the empirical study of perception

Authors: E.R. Roesch C. MacGillivray B. Mathez and F. Fol Leymarie


Most of what is known about visual perception in hu- mans is due to empirical work relying on computerised display. In this position paper we argue that this technology does not permit the investigation of the enactive processes that support visual experience. We discuss the requirements for investigation of situated embodied interaction of an observer with an observed scene and introduce the Diasynchronoscope an art-form technique that permits the explo- ration of perception in situ. For the enactive paradigm to be success- ful we argue researchers need to be aware of the biases introduced by the technology used in empirical work and explore alternative ways to probe enactive cognition.


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