What do object files pick out?
Author(s)Green Jr, Edwin James
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Many authors have posited an “object file” system, which underlies perceptual selection and tracking of objects. Several have proposed that this system internalizes principles specifying what counts as an object and relies on them during tracking. Here I consider a popular view on which the object file system is tuned to entities that satisfy principles of three-dimensionality, cohesion, and boundedness. I argue that the evidence gathered in support of this view is consistent with a more permissive view on which object files select and track according to well-known perceptual organization criteria. Further evidence supplies positive support for the permissive view.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
University of Chicago Press
Green, E.J., "What do object files pick out?." Philosophy of Science 85, 2 (Apr. 2018): p. 177-200 doi 10.1086/696376 ©2018 Author(s)
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