Music Perception and Cognition as Action. Epistemological foundations of the psychology of perception
A general discussion of the epistemological foundations of a psychology of perception will be exemplified by examples from visual and aural illusions. Based on differences between perception and cognition, the idea of perception as action is introduced and discussed in the light of modern theories of perception. Finally, a clear differentiation between perception as the sensorial input and cognition as a process that generates meaning consolidates the focus on perception and action.