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Single Idea 4911

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 5. Interpretation]

Full Idea

The sequence of events in the brain for perceptual recognition is first identifying a rough class for the object, then a name, then a location, then some associations, and finally an emotion.

Gist of Idea

The recognition sequence is: classify, name, locate, associate, feel


report of Rita Carter (Mapping the Mind [1998], p.181) by PG - Db (ideas)

Book Reference

Carter,Rita: 'Mapping the Mind' [Phoenix 2000], p.181

A Reaction

This seems to be one of those places where neuro-science trumps philosophy. You can't argue with empirical research, so philosophical theories had better adapt themselves to this sequence. The big modern discovery is the place of emotion in recognition.