250 words plus- *NOTICE* When discussing these 2 theories related to perception, be sure to support your position by citing scholarly references.
At the time scale of seconds, two major theoretical views of perception exist. First, individual perceptions are part of a lifelong process of building an ever-changing map of the everyday world in which one lives. In the second view, perceptions are a facet (not a distinct entity) of the decision-action process, not self-contained representations of some external state that supplies information to the sensory system. In your opinion, are these views substantively different? Is the existence of qualia necessary for either of these two views? Justify your opinions.