Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Pessoa et al.: Perceptual completion

Active vision and the basketball problem

Manish Singh a1 and Donald D. Hoffman a1
a1 Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-5100


It is fruitful to think of the representational and the organism-centered approaches as complementary levels of analysis, rather than mutually exclusive alternatives. Claims to the contrary by proponents of the organism-centered approach face what we call the “basketball problem.”