Principal investigator

                Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)


                     Alex Byrne (MIT)

                      Fiona Macpherson (Glasgow University)

                      Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)

                      Barry Smith (Birkbeck/Institute for Philosophy-London)

Funded by Partner institutions & the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council     


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The project

We are an international philosophy-led network conducting interdisciplinary research on perception. Our aim is to build a theoretical model of the senses that matches the complexity of sensory phenomena, as revealed by recent scientific work. We are particularly interested in multimodal integration and the challenges it poses to traditional models of sensory knowledge. Our goal is to establish new theoretical frameworks for understanding how the brain and the organism process and integrate information from the different senses, and how this results in phenomenally rich experience, thought, and perceptually-guided action.



The network links five major interdisciplinary research centres in philosophy of perception: the Network Centre for Sensory Research at the University of Toronto, Mississauga (NetCenSR); the Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) at the Institute of Philosophy in the University of London; the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience (CSPE) at the University of Glasgow; the Department of Philosophy and the Mind, Brain, and Behavior program (MBB) at Harvard University; the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Network for Sensory Research

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