Ecological Psychology – Nonrepresentational Perception and Action

Michael Turvey ~ Ecological Psychology – Nonrepresentational Perception and Action
How should the perception and action capabilities of biological systems be understood?
Prof. Michael Turvey – Centre for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, University of Connecticut
Society for Quantitative Analysis of Behaviour, May, 1999.

A discussion of the ecological approach to perception and action, illustrated by coordination asymmetries, resonance constraints on rhythmic movement, haptic perception, simplicity from complexity, and the awareness of the body by way of movement. Following an exploration of the emerging concept of “complexity”, emphasis is placed on the elementary coordination synergy – the best way to understand “synchronicity” in biological systems.

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