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A Gestalt Bubble Model of Spatial Perception

Talk given at the Vision Sciences Society meeting in Sarasota FL, May 2001

Steven Lehar

The Epistemological Divide

The scientific investigation into the nature of biological vision has been plagued by a persistent confusion over a central philosophical issue, which is the question of whether the world we see around us in visual consciousness is the real world itself, or whether it is merely a perceptual replica of that world in an internal representation.

In other words this is the question of Direct Perception as opposed to Indirect Perception.

Direct Perception

Indirect Perception

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