FOR 2293 Active Perception
Welcome to the website of the DFG research group “Active Perception”. Active Perception is concerned with, and brings together, classical issues of psychology, including perception, selective attention, learning in perception/action, and action control. Active Perception implies that perceptual processing does not simply lead to actions, but is itself influenced by intended actions (including the anticipated action consequences), in addition to memory (‘priors’) and contextual (e.g., social) influences. The overarching aim of the research group is to contribute to the integration of these themes, that have hitherto been treated largely separately, in a unifying framework of the ‘situated, adaptively perceiving observer.