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Touching voids: on the varieties of absence perception

Touching voids: on the varieties of absence perception
Touching voids: on the varieties of absence perception
Seeing one’s laptop to be missing, hearing silence and smelling fresh air; these are all examples of perceptual experiences of absences. In this paper I discuss an example of absence perception in the tactual sense modality, that of tactually perceiving a tooth to be absent in one’s mouth, following its extraction. Various features of the example challenge two recently-developed theories of absence perception: Farennikova’s memory-perception mismatch theory and Martin and Dockic’s meta-cognitive theory. I speculate that the mechanism underlying the experience is a body schema that has failed to update itself.
1878-5158
355-366
Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel
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Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel
23ff735a-7f44-437f-9f42-d2002cf8de8a

Cavedon-Taylor, Daniel (2017) Touching voids: on the varieties of absence perception. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 8 (2), 355-366. (doi:10.1007/s13164-016-0302-7).

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Seeing one’s laptop to be missing, hearing silence and smelling fresh air; these are all examples of perceptual experiences of absences. In this paper I discuss an example of absence perception in the tactual sense modality, that of tactually perceiving a tooth to be absent in one’s mouth, following its extraction. Various features of the example challenge two recently-developed theories of absence perception: Farennikova’s memory-perception mismatch theory and Martin and Dockic’s meta-cognitive theory. I speculate that the mechanism underlying the experience is a body schema that has failed to update itself.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 February 2016
Published date: 2017
Organisations: Philosophy

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Local EPrints ID: 405201
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405201
ISSN: 1878-5158
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Date deposited: 30 Jan 2017 11:59
Last modified: 09 Dec 2019 19:16

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