Perceptual Uncertainty, Clarity, and Attention

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This chapter addresses the effects of perceptual uncertainty on the phenomenal character of experience. It articulates a notion of perceptual clarity in experience, argues that perceptual experiences represent features of the environment with varying degrees of clarity, and defends an account of clarity in terms of perceptual uncertainty. The account correctly predicts the degree of clarity in a range of experiences. Clarity is then distinguished from perceptual salience. The account is further supported by its ability to explain several key facts about the relationship among attention, salience, and clarity..

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExpected Experiences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Predictive Mind in an Uncertain World
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781003827832
ISBN (Print)9780367535476
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Neuroscience


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