Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The event-code: Not the solution to a problem, but a problem to be solved

Michael J. Richardson a1 and Claire F. Michaels a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 [email protected] [email protected]


We commend the argument that perception and action are tightly coupled. We claim that the argument is not new, that uniting stimulus and response codes is not a problem for a cognitive system, only for psychologists who assume them, and that the Theory of Event Coding (TEC)'s event-codes are arbitrary and ungrounded. Affordances and information offer the common basis for perception-action (and even for event-codes).