objective pull

"The supposition that mental states (or representations) are governed by the same principles as physical states is what Pylyshyn calls 'the objective pull', 'the tendency to view the cognitive process in terms of properties of the represented objects'" (source section 17). I think, a similar tendency or habituation may lead us to try and view our consciousness too much like an outside (outside vs. inside) object, with our usual approach of distancing, isolating, fixing, aboutness and representation (which McGilchrist calls the 'emissary') ?