Saturday, April 3, 2010

Perception as possible actions

Perception is not to receive passively the informations about the object or the environment. Perception is something more active, as Gibson named it 'active touch'.

Perceptions are presentement of actions, so to speak. Through perception we always receive the possibilities of actions which we can take toward the environment. We perceive the action possibilities latent in the environment, what is called affordances.