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And this applies also to the very physiological data that generated the picture in the first place. Psychologists, however, seem oblivious to this disastrous implication of their theory of perception. One mistake that may contribute to this unfortunate muddle is the assumption that physiology and neurology can tell us what perception is, that they can let us in on the essence of seeing. What these sciences can do, I believe, is to tell us what goes on in the nerves and brain when we see and identify causal factors that affect what we see.
That is in fact a correct description of my behaviour. But that is not the rule that I follow in Britain. The rule that I follow is: drive on the left-hand side of the road. I want this point to be completely clear so let me give you another example. When my children went to the Oakland Driving School, they were taught a rule for parking cars. The rule was: when backing into a parking space on your right, manoeuvre your car toward the curb with the steering wheel in the extreme right position until your front wheels are even with the rear wheels of the car in front of you; then, turn the steering wheel all the way to the extreme left position.