Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Two types of object representations in the brain, one nondescriptive process of reference fixing

Athanassios Raftopoulos a1
a1 Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 1678, Cyprus


I comment on two problems in Glover's account. First, semantic representations are not always available to awareness. Second, some functional properties, the affordances of objects, should be encoded in the dorsal system. Then I argue that the existence of Glover's two types of representations is supported by studies on “object-centered” attention. Furthermore, it foreshadows a nondescriptive causal reference fixing process.