2010
DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2009.09.003
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Towards a new ecological conception of perceptual information: Lessons from a developmental systems perspective

Abstract: Over the last two decades or so, empirical studies of perception, action, learning, and development have revealed that participants vary in what variable they detect and use and often rely on nonspecifying variables. This casts doubt on the Gibsonian conception of information as specification. It is argued that a recent ecological conception of information has solved important problems, but falls short in explaining what determines the object of perception. Drawing on recent work on developmental systems, we s… Show more

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“…For example, the 'quiet eye' perspective comprehensively studied by Vickers and colleagues (Vickers 1996;Panchuk and Vickers 2006) reflects the average duration of the final fixation prior to movement onset in visually controlled tasks. Arguably, the procedure of averaging eye movement data reflects an implicit assumption that participants of comparable skill level utilize the same optimal pattern of gaze from one situation to the next (for a contrasting approach, see: Withagen and van der Kamp 2010). Therefore, it is perhaps not surprising that the rich, timedependent nature of eye movements has typically been sacrificed in favour of summary analysis by averaging over time.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…For example, the 'quiet eye' perspective comprehensively studied by Vickers and colleagues (Vickers 1996;Panchuk and Vickers 2006) reflects the average duration of the final fixation prior to movement onset in visually controlled tasks. Arguably, the procedure of averaging eye movement data reflects an implicit assumption that participants of comparable skill level utilize the same optimal pattern of gaze from one situation to the next (for a contrasting approach, see: Withagen and van der Kamp 2010). Therefore, it is perhaps not surprising that the rich, timedependent nature of eye movements has typically been sacrificed in favour of summary analysis by averaging over time.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Such a conception therefore still leaves room for the interpretation that information gets its aboutness from holding content prior to use. And, though one of the present authors explicitly argued the case for a relational, usage based account of information (Withagen & van der Kamp, 2010), he used a misleading phrasing:…”
Section: Sticky Vocabularymentioning
confidence: 87%
“…Because ecological psychology eschews enriching and representational mechanisms, proponents of the ecological approach have eschewed the locating any information in the animal. Instead, ecological psychology claims that all information for perception is "out there" (Withagen & van der Kamp, 2010). More specifically, information that is rich and sufficient for perception is available in energy arrays that surround perceptual systems.…”
Section: A Widely Held View Of Information In Ecological Psychologymentioning
confidence: 99%