We discuss a suggestion, made by Harry Heft, that Gibson's ecological approach to perception is compatible with the theory of distributed cognition. We focus on the domain of problem solving. We provide examples of problems in which perception plays a constitutive role in the finding of a solution. We conclude that grounding distributed cognition theory in Gibson's account of direct perception offers a promising avenue for future work seeking to understand human behavior across social and higher cognitive domains.
|Title of host publication|| Places, Sociality, and Ecological Psychology : Essays in Honor of Harry Heft|
|Editors||Miguel Segundo Ortin, Manuel Heras-Escribano, Vicente Raja|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Series||Resources for Ecological Psychology Series|