From sensation and perception to awareness: the interplay between genes, environments, and individual experiences.
20th-21st April 2023 University of Sussex, Brighton UK
We invite you to an interdisciplinary hybrid symposium on human experience that brings together speakerswith expertise in different sensory modalities. Our esteemed speakers will deliver state of art talks trying to address some of the most enduring questions on the nature of sensory experiences. What is the future of sensory science? To what extent are all our sensory experiences multisensory? How does my sensory world differ from yours? What are the genetic determinants of sensory experiences? How are we pre-equipped to perceive the world we will encounter after birth? What is the role of early exposure? How does our sensory world change throughout life? How does the environment shape our perception? What gives rise to sensory experiences with no direct input? How do we experience new perceptions and impossible sensations?
Sensory Experiences is organised by Beata Wozniak and Rhiannon Armitage, who are doctoral researchers within the interdisciplinary ‘Sensation and Perception to Awareness’ Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme directed by Jamie Ward and Anil Seth at the University of Sussex. It brings together researchers from across neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, robotics, and the arts, with the aim of advancing our understanding of interactions between sensation, perception, and awareness in humans, animals, and machines. This programme and its activities are funded by the Leverhulme Trust.