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1.4.2 Experimental evidence

While artificial intelligence and robotics only started recently to recognize the influence of action on the visual perception, experimental psychology studied this influence for more than a century. An active movement (or manipulation) that causes a sensory change will alter the corresponding perception in a following passive observation condition. Furthermore, experiments show that neurons exist that fire both during active movement and perception.


Heiko Hoffmann