Katz S, 1987, "Why there is no error in the direct theory of perception" Perception 16(4) 537 – 542
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Why there is no error in the direct theory of perception
Received 3 July 1986, in revised form 4 June 1987
Abstract. According to Gibson's direct theory, perception is an achievement, not a process. Perceptual error, therefore, is the failure to perceive. Taken in isolation, this assertion leads to implausible consequences, but taken together with other assertions of Gibson, it may be understood, without contradiction, to mean that there is no absolute error in perception. Whether perception is successful or not is determined by the context in which the perceptual act occurs.
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