Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Pessoa et al.: Perceptual completion

Analytical isomorphism and Marilyn Monroe

Robert Van Gulick a1
a1 Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1170


Pessoa, Thompson & Noë present compelling evidence in support of their central claims about the diversity of filling-in, but they embed those claims within a larger framework that rejects analytical isomorphism and uses the personal/subpersonal distinction to challenge the explanatory importance of filling-in. The latter views seem more problematic.