Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Author's Response

Adequacy and utility of the dual-process approach to perception: Time (and research) will tell

Joel Norman a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Haifa, 31905, Israel


My response and reactions to the quite diverse commentaries are presented. Among the topics covered are a response to holders of the ecological viewpoint; memory and learning in the two perceptual systems; development of the two systems; biological motion; size and distance perception; illusion and the two systems; and several others. It is suggested that the dual-process approach is a viable working theory of space perception and, perhaps, of other types of perception as well. Hopefully, future research will enhance it with added refinements and variations on the original theme.