Is perceiving bodily action?

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One of the boldest claims one finds in the enactivist and embodied cognition literature is that perceiving is bodily action (PBA). Research on the role of eye movements in vision have been thought to support PBA, whereas research on paralysis has been thought to pose no challenge to PBA. The present paper, however, will argue just the opposite. Eye movement research does not support PBA, whereas paralysis research presents a strong challenge that seems not to have been fully appreciated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-946
Number of pages14
JournalPhenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Philosophy
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Gibson
  • Neuromuscular blockade
  • Noë
  • Paralysis
  • Total locked-in syndrome
  • locked-in syndrome

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