Ambiguous figures, attention, and perceptual content: reply to Jagnow


DOI: 10.1007/s11097-011-9221-3

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Nanay, B. Phenom Cogn Sci (2011) 10: 557. doi:10.1007/s11097-011-9221-3


I argued in Nanay 2010 that we cannot characterize perceptual content without reference to attention. Here, I defend this account from three objections raised by Jagnow 2011. This mainly takes the form of clarifying some details not sufficiently elaborated in the original article and dispelling some potential misunderstandings.


Attention Exogenous attention Endogenous attention Covert shift of attention Overt shift of attention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Philosophical PsychologyUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  2. 2.Peterhouse, University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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