project . 2013 - 2017 . Closed

Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: AH/L007053/1
  • Funded under: AHRC Funder Contribution: 1,539,720 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    14 Oct 2013
    End Date
    29 Jun 2017
Description
Our everyday understanding of perception is that our sense organs enable us to see, touch, smell, taste and hear. The vocabulary of five distinct senses ramifies through descriptions of thought ("I see what you mean") emotion ("I was touched by her suffering") and aesthetics ("That's not to my taste"). Traditionally, philosophers have also thought that the five senses producing distinctive, separate conscious experiences. Equally, until recently, scientists have also studied each of the senses in isolation. But modern neuroscience is radically changing our understanding. Each sense organ contains many kinds of sensory receptors (thi...
Description
Our everyday understanding of perception is that our sense organs enable us to see, touch, smell, taste and hear. The vocabulary of five distinct senses ramifies through descriptions of thought ("I see what you mean") emotion ("I was touched by her suffering") and aesthetics ("That's not to my taste"). Traditionally, philosophers have also thought that the five senses producing distinctive, separate conscious experiences. Equally, until recently, scientists have also studied each of the senses in isolation. But modern neuroscience is radically changing our understanding. Each sense organ contains many kinds of sensory receptors (thi...
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