Autor: Hans Dieter Huber
[erschienen in: IMAGE 28 (Ausgabe Juli 2018)]
Perception is not a passive reception of sensory stimuli or information, but the active action of an actor in an environment. Senses and memory always work together. Perception must therefore be understood by the sensorimotor activity of the actor. The text deals with issues of multisensory perception and the interaction of the senses in an embodied action. Johannes Engelkamp's multimodal memory theory is discussed, as is the distinction between simulation and stimulation made by the Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela. The mirror neurons form a crucial bridge for understanding the multisensory actions of others.