Awareness, Action and Attention

PENDERS, Jacques (2008). Awareness, Action and Attention. In: International European Conference Computing and Philosophy, Montpellier, France, June 16-18th 2008. EOARD.

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Abstract

One often assumes that we, rational human beings, first think and than act. This paper is an attempt to describe the mental characteristics governing the performance of regular everyday actions; and shows that no mental act has to precede our actions, instead of consciously thinking before we act, we mostly act while simultaneously overseeing our acting. The case of ball juggling is used to underpin the analysis with practical facts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Robotics and Automation > Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory
Depositing User: Jacques Penders
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2012 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 10:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3900

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