Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Experience, attention, and mental representation

Justin Broackes a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912


O'Regan & Noë make plausible that perception involves mastery of sensory-motor dependencies. Their rejection of qualia, however, is less persuasive; as is their view that we see only what we are attending to. At times they seem to oppose “internal representation” in general; I argue that they should in fact only be rejecting crude conceptions of brain picturing.