Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Phenomenology is art, not psychological or neural science

David A. Booth a1
a1 School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom


It is tough to relate visual perception or other achievements to physiological processing in the central nervous system. The diagrammatic, algebraic, and verbal pictures of how sights seem to Lehar do not advance understanding of how we manage to see what is in the world. There are well-known conceptual reasons why no such purely introspective approach can be productive.