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Rethinking the Senses Spring School 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2 November 2016

Rethinking the Senses Spring School 2017

3rd – 8th April 2017, IUC, Dubrovnik, Croatia

We invite applications from PhD students, post-doc and early career researchers to attend the ‘Rethinking the Senses’ Interdisciplinary Spring School. The spring school will take place at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 3rd-8th April 2017, and is supported by the AHRC Science in Culture ‘Rethinking the Senses’ project.

Our everyday understanding of perception is that we see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. Until recently, philosophers and scientists alike have accepted this framework and studied each of the senses in isolation. Psychology and cognitive neuroscience challenge this understanding of sensory perception by indicating that multisensory interactions are the rule rather than the exception.

The Spring School will review the latest research on multisensory perception carried out in philosophy, psychology and neuroscience, focusing on the following central themes:

  • Modes and mechanisms of multi sensory interaction
  • Object perception in & across the senses
  • Attention, consciousness and top-down processes in multisensory perception
  • Development of multisensory capabilities
  • The hidden senses

Confirmed speakers include: Alain Berthoz; Colin Blakemore; Andy Bremner; Ophelia Deroy; Matthew Longo; Fiona Macpherson; Matthew Nudds; Brigitte Röder; Salvador Soto-Faraco; Charles Spence; Hong Yu Wong; Sharon Zmigrod.

Further details about the spring school and information about how to apply can be found here:


EXTENDED DEADLINE for applications: Wednesday 2 November 2016, 5pm (GMT).

Organizers: Matthew Nudds (Warwick); Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen); Alisa Mandrigin (Warwick)