Painful finding: Kicking the Kohler habit
Xabier started an e-mail discussion by sending the following abstract around. Since this might be of more general interest I thought it would be best to copy the discussion here:
Klein, C. (2007). Kicking the Kohler Habit. Philosophical Psychology, 20, 609-619
ABSTRACT: Kohler’s experiments with inverting goggles are often thought to support enactivism by showing that visual re-inversion occurs simultaneous with the return of sensorimotor skill. Closer examination reveals that Kohler’s work does not show this. Recent work by Linden et al. shows that re-inversion, if it occurs at all, does not occur when the enactivist predicts. As such, the empirical evidence weighs against enactivism.