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A decision/intention to engage in some particular project is a thought. In this way, the agent’s decisions/intentions influence which opportunities for action are salient for her, and so which affordances draw forth action. Similarly, the agent’s desires affect the saliency of affordances – those things she desires or which are relevant to her desires, will be salient for her. Thus her desires affect how strongly an affordance solicits the agent, and so whether it draws forth action. Thought can also affect the agent’s perceived environment by adding merely imaginary entities to her surroundings, which then affect the opportunities for action the agent perceives her environment as offering.
There are also some things that one cannot help but perceive as demanding Habit and Attention 11 urgent action, no matter what one is doing. , will always be perceived as urgently demanding that one avoid it. We might say that a demand like this is always salient for the agent, given that her nature as an embodied creature continually imposes the task of surviving on her. The agent may sometimes be solicited by conflicting affordances. For example, an agent about to perform a bungee jump may both perceive the drop as demanding that she move away from it, whilst simultaneously inviting her to jump.
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