Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception

Lead Research Organisation: University of London
Department Name: Inst of Philosophy

Abstract

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 (think of all the different feelings from your skin). Everyday experiences - watching a film, eating a meal, walking along the street - involve different senses, working together. But most remarkable is a mass of recent research showing highly specific sensory interactions, in which one sense modifies the experience of another. Imagine listening to a syllable (say /ba/) spoken over and over, while watching a video of someone mouthing a different syllable (say /ga/), you actually hear the sound differently. Equally, the voice of a ventriloquist seems to come from the mouth of a doll some distance away. Somehow, what we see changes what we hear, presumably through processes that normally help us to associate sounds and sights correctly.
Flavour provides the most surprising examples of sensory interaction, What we call the "taste" of food and drink is largely determined by smell rather than taste, but it also depends on the temperature and texture of food and drink, and its colour, and even the sounds that accompany eating. For instance, white noise reduces sensitivity to flavour (the so-called "aircraft food effect"). Equally, your sense of your own body can be changed by what you see and feel. If you look at a model hand being stroked with a brush, while your own hand, out of sight, is simultaneously stroked, you will soon feel that the model hand is part of you. The traditional view that information flows in one direction from basic sensation to perception, memory and action, has also been overturned. Recognising a spoken word, a familiar face, or a favourite piece of music draws on previous knowledge. Perception is influenced by memory, expectation, emotion and attention. Further, since our head, hands and eyes are constantly in motion, the brain must somehow stitch together perception from a sequence of sensory "snapshots".
A comprehensive account of perception needs to begin with the relationships and interactions between the sensory modalities that produce our awareness of the world and of ourselves in it. Although the science of perception is moving very fast, it lacks the conceptual framework that philosophical thinking can bring to understanding the relationship between brain processes and experience. Our plan is for philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists to work together in entirely new ways, including planning laboratory experiments together, to help us to understand how the brain puts together different sensory information, under the influence of past experience and expectation, to create the seamless flow of conscious experience, to identify objects and events in the world, to give us an sense of our own body, and to enable us to control our actions. We believe that our work will have wide impact beyond our university departments. It will help in the design of new forms of prosthetic devices to help deaf and blind people, and those who suffer untreatable pain, changes in body image or reduction in the sense of smell. It will inform the rapidly advancing technology of enhancement of sensory experience, cast light on the appreciation of the visual and performing arts, and stimulate new forms of preparation and presentation of food, and new understanding of the way in which people choose what products to buy, what works of art they prefer and what food they eat.

Planned Impact

We have identified three main areas in the arts, private sector and clinical studies, where Rethinking the Senses will help practitioners in their efforts to provide audiences, consumers and patients with better sensory experiences. Our longer-term impact agenda is to raise awareness of public and private actors about the importance of multisensory experiences.

Organisations

Publications

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Title Closer to Truth - DVD series on Consciousness 
Description A series of conversations on brain, mind and religion. Executive producers, Robert L Kuhn and Peter Getzels. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Public engagement on questions of consciousness and the mind 
 
Title Contribution to 'Icelandic Dining Experience' - a multisensory banquet 
Description This performance event was the idea of two of our collaborators, Dr Tereza Stehlikova, an artist who incorporates multisensory experience in her work - mainly video art - and Charles Michel, a young Colombian chef, who trained in France, and who works on multisensory aspects of the perception of food in the laboratory of Prof Charles Spence in Oxford. The event, which took place in Black's Club in Soho, was inspired by the expedition of William Morris to Iceland and the work of the founder of the Futurist movement and author of The Futurist Cookbook, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. It consisted of a series of experimental dishes in an extended 'multisensory banquet' (http://www.annabelhuxley.com/blog-1/). 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This event triggered a continuing collaboration with both Tereza Stehlikova and Charles Michel. We have worked with the multisensory art collective, Sensory Sites, of which Tereza is a member, on exhibitions at GV Art (a gallery that specialises in art related to science) and elsewhere. Charles Michel has done experimental work with Charles Michel and has published on a phenomenon of displaced embodiment (the Butcher's Tongue illusion), which he discovered. 
URL https://cinestheticfeasts.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/icelandic-dining-exploration/
 
Title Embodied visual illusion : Installation with Glass artist Shelley James 
Description Embodied visual illusion using the 'visual cliff' illusion - presented as part of the Illusion Parade as ECVP 2016 and tested by RTS team 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Series of experimental results showing the automatic change in gait due to the illusion 
 
Title Full-length documentary on general release - Tim's Vermeer (Sony Pictures) 
Description Colin Blakemore was the adviser for, and appeared in, Tim's Vermeer, a full-length documentary that went on general release in the USA and the rest of the world early in 2014. The documentary tells the story of an American software developer, Tim Jenison, who wanted to test the hypothesis of Charles Falco and David Hockney (described in Hockney's "Secret Knowledge", 2001) that many artists, from about 1430 until the middle of the nineteenth century used optical devices (concave mirrors, lenses, the camera obscura etc) to create images of scenes, which were somehow transcribed on to the painting surface. The architect, Philip Steadman of UCL, who was also a consultant for the film, published an acclaimed analysis of the work of Johannes Vermeer (Vermeer's Camera, 2010), with powerful evidence that many of his best-known paintings depended on an optical image. Jenison discovered a possible solution to the fundamental missing step in the argument - the way in which the optical image could be directly compared, point by point, with the image being painted, so as to optimise the match of lightness and hue, as well as the correct geometric form of the scene. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The film was well-received critically and was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination and nominated for a BAFTA. It has also led to a continuing relationship between the School of Advanced Study, Tim Jenison and the team who made the film. There have been a number of visits by the team to London, to talk to experts in the Warburg Institute as well as in the Centre for the Study of the Senses in the School of Advanced Study. It won the award for Best Original Score in the International Film Music Critics Awards and 3rd place in the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards. It was nominated for prizes by the American Cinema Editors, USA, the Satellite Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. 
URL http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jan/19/tims-vermeer-review-mark-kermode
 
Title Into Darkness & Notes on Blindness 
Description The Rethinking the Senses team has been giving advice to James Spinney and Peter Middleton, two film-makers who have worked with the production company Archer's Mark. They have made a number of successful short documentaries about blindness, and who are planning a number of other films and audio projects documenting the experiences of people who have lost sensory input. Their successful shorts, Rainfall, Into Darkness and Notes on Blindness, are based on the personal audio records of John Hull, a writer and theologian who lost his sight in 1983. We have advised them on an interesting collaboration with RNIB, planning to give audio recorders to The application focuses around a campaign that takes its inspiration from John's diary. We're developing it in partnership with the RNIB. The concept is to give audio recorders to people worldwide, from all ages and backgrounds, encouraging them to document their experiences of sight loss over the next 2-3 years. These testimonies will become part of a resource that will be released alongside a full-length documentary film in 2017, alongside radio broadcasts. Spinney and Middleton hope to involve other organisations (e.g. Apple and Future Cities) in different aspects of this project. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The film RAINFALL won the Best Short Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2013 and was nominated for the ICA Experimental Film Award. The short film NOTES ON BLINDNESS, commissioned by the New York Times, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the Documentary Award at Encounters Short Film Festival. The project involving the collection of audio diaries from many individuals as they lose their sight is aimed at increasing understanding of the emotional and cognitive experience of blindness, and at developing a resource to help others as they enter the experience of losing sight. 
URL http://www.notesonblindness.co.uk
 
Title Lucida 
Description Colin Blakemore was an adviser for this video, created by video artist, Suki Chan. The video provides a visual metaphorical account of the formation of the image in the human eye and the way in which information is transmitted to the brain. Much of the video was filmed in Senate House, London (the location of the School of Advanced Study and the Senate House Library, University of London). The video included a 24-hour time-lapse sequence of one of the laboratories for sensory research in the Institute of Philosophy, acting as a camera obscura, with an image of the external scene projected on the walls of the laboratory. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Lucida has been exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong; Tintype Gallery, London; Science Gallery, Dublin; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art (CFCCA), Manchester; Asia House, London. The creation of Lucida was supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. 
URL http://www.lucidafilm.com
 
Title Lucida - movie and multimedia exhibition with Suki Chan 
Description This major art project by Suki Chan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki_Chan http://www.sukichan.co.uk), supported by the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust, focuses on the function of the eye and brain in the analysis of visual information. The work being produced includes a full-length movie, based on the chain of events, from the formation of the retinal image and the consequences of eye movements and retinal filtering, to the interpretation of neuronal signals in the visual cortex of the brain. I advised Suki Chan throughout this project, providing scientific information about the structure and function of the retina and the way in which neurons filter information and encode features in the visual world. Part of the filming for Lucida included time-lapse filming inside rooms, each converted into a camera obscura, with a lens mounted in the window black-out. One of these sequences was shot in my laboratory.The work will also include an installation exhibit at Tintype Gallery, including real-time recording of the eye movements of visitors, and display on large screens of reconstructions of the visual information passing through their eyes and entering their brains. I advised on the choice of eye movement recording device and the algorithms of transformation to be applied to images to generate the displays. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact A draft of the movie Lucida is being shown by invitation at the Art Basel Hong Kong Festival. 
URL https://vimeo.com/user2742618
 
Title Lucida installation 
Description This 3-element video installation was created by Suki Chan, based on a research demonstration made by C Blakemore. The installation has three large display screens, linked by high-speed, real-time computer processing, The screens represent the spatio-temporal transformation between the retinal image and the information reaching the visual cortex. A discreetly-placed eye-movement recording device detects the eye movements of anyone who stands in front of the first screen, which displays a static image or some sort, or a moving video. The second screen displays the same image, but inverted (just as the image in the eye is upside-down). Superimposed on the image is a more-or-less accurate display of the optic disc (the blind spot region, where all the nerve fibres of ganglion cells funnel together through a hole in the sclera to form the optic nerve) and the retinal blood vessels that ramify across the surface of the retina. The part of the image that is being fixated by the viewer (i.e. viewed by the fovea of the eye) is displayed at full resolution, but the rest of the image is spatially filtered ('blurred') to mimic the increasing convergence of retinal receptors on to individual ganglion cells moving from fovea into peripheral retina. As the viewer's eyes move, this entire pattern of filtering, together with the blood vessels and optic disc, jumps from feature to feature, exactly copying the movements of the viewer's fixation. The third screen displays the same pattern as on the second screen, but re-centred so that the feature falling in the middle of the viewer's fovea is always at the centre of the screen. Since the eye makes rapid 'saccadic' movements, approximately times per second, the display on the third screen suddenly shifts dramatically at the same frequency. This screen the represents the spatio-temporal pattern of input from the eye to the visual cortex. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The Lucida installation has been exhibited at Art Basel Hong Kong; Tintype Gallery, London; Science Gallery, Dublin; Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art (CFCCA), Manchester; Asia House, London. It was commissioned by CFCCA and Salford University Art Collection and was supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England. 
URL http://www.sukichan.co.uk/lucidainstallation.htm
 
Title Sick of the Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance) 
Description Colin Blakemore led a performance called "Sick of the Fringe: celebrating science, health and art" at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This public event was concerned with perception of the world and the body, and it incorporated performances by dancers and mime artists, and an illusionist. The performance was commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact All the tickets for this performance were sold, and there was strong audience involvement and follow-up after the performance. 
URL http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2015/WTP059596.htm
 
Title Tim's Vermeer (Sony Pictures). Released on DVD. 
Description The award-winning documentary, Tim's Vermeer, for which C Blakemore was a scientific adviser (as well as appearing in the movie) was released on DVD. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Shortlisted for an Oscar nomination. Nominated for a BAFTA. 
 
Title Visual Cliff artwork 
Description Artwork done in collaboration with glass artist Shelley James using vestibular/visual illusion 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Selected for presentation at three art events 
 
Description In virtually all respects, we have fulfilled the goals outlined in our application, to this stage in the project. In particular:

1) We have established two, new busy laboratories in the heart of the Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, and this has enabled the Institute to attract leading cognitive scientists as visitors and resident fellows (Vittorio Gallese, Chris Frith, Patrick Haggard).
2) We have held a large number of seminars and workshops, as outlined in our application, dealing with a series of topics related to the theme of our grant, including individuation of the senses, binding, attention and action, bodily perception and embodiment, flavour etc.
3) Philosophical work has led to a range of publications, aimed in part at the scientific community, on topics such as the perception of sound, space perception, 'top-down' processing and cognitive penetration, illusions and hallucinations, etc.
4) As planned, there has been a strong emphasis on multisensory interaction in human perception and work (both philosophical and empirical) has been done on such topics as the influence of the sound of actions on gate, the interaction of touch and vision in surface shape perception, the relationship between tone perception and seeing musical instruments, as well as a wide range of effects on the perception of flavour from visual, auditory and tactile information.
Exploitation Route We believe that we are contributing to the growing interest in multisensory perception, and especially to interdisciplinary approaches to research. We believe that we are, as we hoped to be, acting as a beacon for the value of interaction between the arts and sciences
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail

URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk
 
Description The AHRC project, Rethinking the Senses, includes a wide range of non-academic connections and collaborations. We have successfully sustained our relationships with most of the collaborators named in the application and the high public profile of the project (via the website, social media, public events, broadcasts etc) has attracted many other non-academic collaborators. The main impacts so far (reported separately in our portfolio of outcomes, are as follows: 1. Participation in national and international festivals etc Members of the team have been invited to speak and perform at a number of Festivals of arts and sciences, including the Edinburgh Festival, the Cheltenham Festival, the British Science Festival, the Alchemist's Flavour Festival (Athens), a Conversation at the Art-Science Museum in Singapore, The ALSO Festival, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Glasgow Science Festival, the Glasgow Science Café, The Smith Centre at the Science Museum, the EMBL/EMBO Science and Society Conference, the Dana Centre, London, the Royal Institution, Food Vision 2014, Wine Vision 2014 and the Royal College of Art. 2. Involvement in artistic and creative works The group has strong collaborative links with a number of individual artists (including Patrick Hughes and David Hockney), film makers, installation artists, designers, chefs (including Heston Blumenthal), dancers etc. Members of the team have collaborators directly in the production of a full-length documentary (Tim's Vermeer, nominated for a BAFTA), Lucida (a film and multi-media installation by Suki Chan), a DVD series on consciousness, an award-0winning film about blindness (Into Darkness), an ambitious experimental "banquet" (Icelandic Dining Experience), the creation of an installation sculptural work (Visual Cliff) etc. 3 Broadcasting and writing for the national and international media As our portfolio shows, we have been very active in public communication, through a range of television and radio contributions and a large number of articles about our work for the national and international media. Social media The website for the project is active and well-used and several members of the team are active in other social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc)
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Healthcare,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description AHRC Council Member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Council members are appointed by the Minister for Universities and Science and are responsible for the overall strategic direction of the AHRC including its key objectives and targets, and key decisions about the research direction of the AHRC.
URL http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/News/Pages/New-appointments-to-Arts-and-Humanities-Research-Co...
 
Description Advice on human well-being and life expectancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact CB is a member of the Longevity Science Panel, an advisory group established by Legal & General (initially chaired by Sir Derek Wanless, now chaired by Dame Karen Dunnell). It produces reports on aspects of human health, social status, behaviour etc, which impinge on life expectancy and the quality of life. Its reports have been widely influential in the actuarial business, as well as amongst experts in public health.
URL http://www.longevitypanel.co.uk/
 
Description Appointed Chair of the Danish Neuroscience Initiative of the Lundbeck Foundation
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chair of the General Advisory Committee on Science, Food Standards Agency
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The General Advisory Committee on Science challenges the Food Standards Agency in its entire use of science and evidence. It has produced significant change in the way in which the Agency gathers and uses evidence, which have had an impact on its ability to regulate the safety of food.
 
Description Conversations in Mind/Brain/Behaviour, Harvard
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I was a speaker at Conversations in Mind/Brain/Behaviour, interfaculty event, Harvard University, debating with Professor Robert Stickgold (Harvard). the aim was to show how interdisciplinary research in Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience can be done.
URL http://mbb.harvard.edu/event/conversations-mindbrainbehavior
 
Description DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) 2016
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Referee for DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) 2016
 
Description European Society for Analytic Philosophy
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy. In order to further contacts and collaboration amongst European analytic philosophers, the Society intends: To organize European Congresses of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP) on regular basis. Such congresses will allow European analytic philosophers, whatever their areas of interest (philosophy of language, ethics, epistemology, metaphyics, philosophy of mind, etc.), to meet and come to know each other. to issue a newsletter and other publications of general interest (a directory of the European analytic philosophers and a booklet containing information about istitutional aspects of philosophy in different European countries are planned). to facilitate the organization of European conferences and workshops on specific subjects within analytic philosophy.
URL http://www.esap.info
 
Description European Society of Analytic Philosophy
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact We ran the Society effectively and organised its conferences.
URL http://analyticphilosophy.eu/
 
Description External consultant for a Professorial Position (W3), Ludwig-Maximillians University
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Kennedy Memorial Trust Trustee
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact I am a Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. The Kennedy Memorial Trust was established in 1964 to administer money raised in the UK as a tribute to the late President John Kennedy. Part of the fund was used to create and maintain the Kennedy Memorial site at Runnymede, Surrey. The remaining money is used to provide Kennedy Scholarships, which enable British post-graduate students to study at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Trustees are responsible for the selection process for those scholarships and for managing the maintenance of the Kennedy Memorial in Runnymede. See also: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/kennedy-memorial-trust-appointments--2
URL http://www.kennedytrust.org.uk
 
Description Member of the Mind Association Executive Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact The Mind Association supports and promotes research excellence in philosophy. It is responsible for the management and financial support of the quarterly journal, Mind. For a statement of the journal's review practices see MIND Review Practices The Association also supports philosophical research in two main other ways: by offering conference grants to help fund high quality, open conferences and workshops in any area of philosophy; and by funding research fellowships. From 2010 the fellowships offered comprise: up to three six-month research fellowships; and a 12-month fellowship, the Mind Senior Research Fellowship. In the academic year following the tenure of their fellowship, the Mind Senior Fellow gives a public lecture hosted by their home institution.
URL http://www.mindassociation.org
 
Description Member, Government Chief Scientist's Committee of chairs of Advisory Committees
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact This Committee of the chairs of many of the Scientific Advisory Committees to government departments discusses with the Government Chief Scientist emerging problems facing the use of science and evidence in all areas of government.
 
Description Philosophy Department, University of Auckland
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Invited external overseas reviewer of the Philosophy Department, University of Auckland, September 2014. Various recommendations about the Department and the University were made.
 
Description Report on the basis of ageing and the likely pattern of human life expectancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The review (What is ageing? Can we delay it? (September 2014), pp 66), based on in-depth interviews with experts in bio-gerontology and the biology and ageing, revealed near-consensus on several topics, particularly on the likelihood that average life expectancy will continue to increase gradually, but not indefinitely, and that there is unlikely to be a dramatic increase in longevity as a result of pharmaceutical intervention. The report suggests that major contributions to the increase in 'health expectancy' are more likely to come from behavioural change (e.g. reduction in smoking, more exercise) and public health interventions (screening programmes etc).
URL http://www.longevitypanel.co.uk/_files/What-is-ageing-can-we-delay-it.pdf
 
Description Report on the importance of access to public data for policy on the ageing population
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.longevitypanel.co.uk/_files/LSP_DATA2015_FINAL.pdf
 
Description Reviewer for the Volkswagen Foundation
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Invited reviewer for the Volkswagen Foundation's funding initiative "European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities", Hannover, Germany, October 2014. Read grant proposals and interview grant applicants and made recommendations to the board of trustees about who they should and should not fund.
URL http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding.html
 
Description Society for Philosophy and Psychology
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Reviewer for the 2016 Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference
URL http://www.socphilpsych.org/
 
Description AHRC Development Grant
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description BIAL project
Amount € 50,000 (EUR)
Organisation BIAL Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Portugal
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2016/17
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EN150136 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Durham Emergence Project: Fellowship Programme
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description HEFCE Catalyst grant
Amount £249,920 (GBP)
Funding ID E09 
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Leverhulme Visiting Professorship
Amount £130,478 (GBP)
Funding ID VP1-2016-060 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2019
 
Description New Directions (Templeton Foundation)
Amount £166,448 (GBP)
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 10/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network Grant
Amount £19,986 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description Silk Charitable Trust Research grant
Amount £310,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Silk Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2017
 
Description University of Cambridge's New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project via the John Templeton Foundation
Amount £9,824 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 08/2017
 
Description University of Cambridge's New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project via the John Templeton Foundation
Amount £58,610 (GBP)
Organisation The John Templeton Foundation 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description University of Cambridge's New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project via the John Templeton Foundation
Amount £6,670 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department New Directions in the Study of the Mind Project
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Title SensesWiki 
Description SensesWiki is an interactive website designed to facilitate collaborative research across multiple research institutions, locations and disciplines. Based upon the freely available and open source MediaWiki platform, and hosted at the University of Glasgow, the website serves as a repository for ongoing and planned research activities, research outputs, and for facilitating interaction between team members. In time, we hope to roll out the use of the site to our collaborators and partner organisations, who will be able to view and comment on aspects of our research, though the core site is . 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The database is intended to facilitate research activities rather than as an output in its own right. However, if successful, the same technology could equally be applied to other research projects, or its life extended for use beyond the current project. 
URL http://wiki.thesenses.ac.uk/
 
Description Bergen Project Development Consortium on Philosophy, Neuroscience and Ethics 
Organisation University of Bergen
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution International consultant and collaborator on the Research Council of Norway funded Bergen Project Development Consortium on Philosophy, Neuroscience and Ethics
Collaborator Contribution Organised and ran the project and associated activities.
Impact the workshops influenced my written research.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) 
Organisation University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses
Collaborator Contribution Co-directors, award holders and researchers
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration involving philosophy, psychology and neuroscience. We have influenced each other's research, held numerous joint seminars, workshops and conferences and public engagement activities.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with David Hockney, artist, in a study of the inadequacies of conventional perspective in representational graphic art 
Organisation St. David's Medical Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I am working with David Hockney on a comparison between his methods of digital collage ("photographic drawings") and the strategy of the visual system in sampling the visual field in a rapid sequence of ocular fixations.
Collaborator Contribution David Hockney brings his vast experience of techniques of drawing, painting and photography, together with his knowledge of art history and his interest in perspective.
Impact An invited talk (by Colin Blakemore) at the Visual Science of Art Conference, Liverpool, 22-23 August 2015 (published as Blakemore, C. & Hockney, D. (2015) Through the Looking Glass. Breaking the rules of perspective.)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Tate Galleries (Tate Exchange) 
Organisation Tate
Department Tate Modern, London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Series of demonstrations and experiments accessible to a large audience - part of a citizen science project
Collaborator Contribution Providing space, experienced staff and logistical support for 4 full days
Impact One paper already published ; one interdisciplinary meeting
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with graphic artist Patrick Hughes 
Organisation Reverspective Ltd.
PI Contribution We are working with Patrick Hughes, an artist who exploits what he calls "reverspective" to create illusory movement in static paintings. This technique involves pitting monocular depth cues (e.g. linear perspective) against binocular (stereo) cues provided by the true shape of the surface on the painting. The phenomenon raises interesting questions about the way in which the visual system normally integrates different cues to 3-D space. We are doing neuroimaging and perceptual experiments, with the aid of Patrick Hughes, who constructs physical stimuli for use in the experiments.
Collaborator Contribution Patrick and his studio are not only closely involved in discussing the design of the experiments: they actually construct the stimuli used in this research, including small-scale versions of reverspective constructions that can be presented to volunteers in an MRI scanner.
Impact No full publications yet. But we have demonstrated this work at a number of public engagement events, in London and Glasgow.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Conservatiion, arts and science with the Getty Foundation 
Organisation The Getty Foundation
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Getty Conservation Institute organized a visit for the Leadership Fellow to present a talk on the potential collaborations with the Science in Culture Theme and to attend meetings and a conference. The Leadership Fellow was also included in a workshop in California and a conference in London jointly organized by Getty and Tate on conservation of new media art. The Getty Museum have asked the Leadership Fellow to help plan experiments for their College Night (2300 visitors) and for a satellite event for their Plato in LA exhibition
Collaborator Contribution Funding of pre-conference workshop in California. Funding and arranging of trip and talks at Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Impact There are plans for collaborative research projects involving art historians, artists, philosophers and neuroscientists, and contributions to the Getty Museum's College Night and Plato in LA exhibition events.
Start Year 2016
 
Description EXRE: Centre for Research on Mind and Normativity 
Organisation University of Fribourg
Country Switzerland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Held joint workshops and seminars together
Collaborator Contribution Held joint workshops and seminars together
Impact We have produced conference papers and influenced each others' written research
Start Year 2008
 
Description Heston Blumenthal, Chef, UK 
Organisation The Fat Duck Restaurant
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research on the influence of other sensory input on the perception of flavour
Collaborator Contribution World-leading chef. Designed dishes involving optimal combinations of food, sound and other aspects of sensory input (e.g. Sound of the Sea, signature dish at The Fat Duck)
Impact Sound of the Sea, signature dish at The Fat Duck
Start Year 2011
 
Description Improving sensory substitution devices 
Organisation National Center for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS)
Department Department of Cognitive Studies
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design and co-supervision of a series of five experiments to test new ways to improve sensory substitution devices for blind individuals
Collaborator Contribution Providing with experimental facilities ; programming and testing ; recruitment of blind participants ; analysis of the data ; funding of research dissemination
Impact Two joint papers Grant application Five talks at international conferences
Start Year 2012
 
Description Institute of Art & Ideas 
Organisation Institue of Art and Ideas
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Part of the IAI Fellows Scheme, supporting the design and deliverance of public engagement debates.
Collaborator Contribution Sharing of expertise and facilities for the organization of philosophy and science public engagement events.
Impact Not yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation Concordia University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation Sorbonne University
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description International Leverhulme Network: Evaluating Methods of Aesthetic Enquiry across Disciplines 
Organisation University of Vienna
Country Austria 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I'm an associate researcher who will attend two workshops.
Collaborator Contribution The network is run by Professor Dee Reynolds at the University of Manchester. The network involves many researchers from around the world who will meet at various workshops.
Impact Disciplines involved: Philosophy, Psychology, French, Anthropology, Art History, Neuroscience
Start Year 2015
 
Description Mid-level crossmodal correspondence 
Organisation Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Department Xperiment
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We proposed the research idea and design the experiment with one of our partner, Dr. Pi-Chun Huang.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Pi-Chun Huang (National Cheng Kung University) contributes essential knowledge and technical support to create experiment stimuli. She will also collect data in Taiwan for crosscultural comparison. Dr. Andy Woods (Xperiment) provides programming and technical support of online experiment.
Impact No outcome yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Mid-level crossmodal correspondence 
Organisation National Cheng Kung University
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We proposed the research idea and design the experiment with one of our partner, Dr. Pi-Chun Huang.
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Pi-Chun Huang (National Cheng Kung University) contributes essential knowledge and technical support to create experiment stimuli. She will also collect data in Taiwan for crosscultural comparison. Dr. Andy Woods (Xperiment) provides programming and technical support of online experiment.
Impact No outcome yet.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Multisensory experience and training for The Fat Duck restaurant 
Organisation The Fat Duck Restaurant
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Training on sensory science and multisensory experience for the front of house team at The Fat Duck restaurant. Co-creation of experiments and materials for testing at festivals and public events. Contributions to design of menu and dining experience of guests.
Collaborator Contribution Co-creation of experiments and materials for festivals, radio programmes, and other public events. Contribution to The Wonders and Challenges of Human Space Flight event at the Science Museum in 2017
Impact Multisensory food and wine tasting event at Cheltenham Science Festival 2016 with Heston Blumenthal and team from The Fat Duck together with Leadership fellow and team from AHRC project Rethinking the Senses at the Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London. Preparation and presentation of stimuli for Tasting Shapes on a Plate at the 2014 Being Human Festival event at the Science Museum in London resulting in a publication, 'Bouba and Kiki on a plate' Fairhurst, Pritchard, Ospina, Deroy, Flavour 2015. Team at Experimental Kitchen created sauces to match with music for Leadership Fellow to present on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, as well as supplying foods prepared for Tim Peake's space mission to the ISS for another episode of the programme. Preparation and contribution to AHRC and UKSA event at the Science Museum on The Wonders and Challenges of Human Space Flight in 2017.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Music, Mind and Culture 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of a series of workshops linking philosophy of mind and perception, cognitive neuroscience and music psychology, and musicologists
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of 1/2 of the workshops
Impact Multidisciplinary
Start Year 2013
 
Description Nature of Taste Project 
Organisation New York University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Attended and presented work at workshops in Abu Dhabi and one in Paris.
Collaborator Contribution Attended and presented work at workshops in Abu Dhabi and one in Paris.
Impact Input into written research.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Network for Sensory Reserach 
Organisation Harvard University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution They attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. They organised workshops and conferences. They had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Impact We influenced each other's research, and attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Network for Sensory Reserach 
Organisation Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution They attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. They organised workshops and conferences. They had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Impact We influenced each other's research, and attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Network for Sensory Reserach 
Organisation University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution They attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. They organised workshops and conferences. They had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Impact We influenced each other's research, and attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Network for Sensory Reserach 
Organisation University of Toronto
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution They attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. They organised workshops and conferences. They had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Impact We influenced each other's research, and attended and presented research at workshops and conferences. We organised workshops and conferences. We had graduate exchanges and mentored graduate students.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Partnership for the creation of Lucida - multimedia project by Suki Chan 
Organisation Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This major art project by Suki Chan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki_Chan http://www.sukichan.co.uk), supported by the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust, focuses on the function of the eye and brain in the analysis of visual information. The work being produced includes a full-length movie, based on the chain of events, from the formation of the retinal image and the consequences of eye movements and retinal filtering, to the interpretation of neuronal signals in the visual cortex of the brain. I advised Suki Chan throughout this project, providing scientific information about the structure and function of the retina and the way in which neurons filter information and encode features in the visual world. Part of the filming for Lucida included time-lapse filming inside rooms, each converted into a camera obscura, with a lens mounted in the window black-out. One of these sequences was shot in my laboratory.The work will also include an installation exhibit at Tintype Gallery, including real-time recording of the eye movements of visitors, and display on large screens of reconstructions of the visual information passing through their eyes and entering their brains. I advised on the choice of eye movement recording device and the algorithms of transformation to be applied to images to generate the displays.
Collaborator Contribution The discussions with Suki Chan, originally intended to be didactic and unidirectional, became a rich source of thoughts about the nature of the transformation from retinal image to visual experience. some of which have actually generated questions for experimental research. In particular, our discussion about the fact that the shadows on the retinal blood vessels, falling on the photoreceptors, are not normally visible, led to new questions about this phenomenon, challenging conventional explanations.
Impact Invited preview of the current draft of Lucida (the movie) at the Art Basel Hong Kong festival (http://www.tintypegallery.com/suki-chan-in-art-basel-hong-kong/)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership for the creation of Lucida - multimedia project by Suki Chan 
Organisation Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This major art project by Suki Chan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki_Chan http://www.sukichan.co.uk), supported by the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust, focuses on the function of the eye and brain in the analysis of visual information. The work being produced includes a full-length movie, based on the chain of events, from the formation of the retinal image and the consequences of eye movements and retinal filtering, to the interpretation of neuronal signals in the visual cortex of the brain. I advised Suki Chan throughout this project, providing scientific information about the structure and function of the retina and the way in which neurons filter information and encode features in the visual world. Part of the filming for Lucida included time-lapse filming inside rooms, each converted into a camera obscura, with a lens mounted in the window black-out. One of these sequences was shot in my laboratory.The work will also include an installation exhibit at Tintype Gallery, including real-time recording of the eye movements of visitors, and display on large screens of reconstructions of the visual information passing through their eyes and entering their brains. I advised on the choice of eye movement recording device and the algorithms of transformation to be applied to images to generate the displays.
Collaborator Contribution The discussions with Suki Chan, originally intended to be didactic and unidirectional, became a rich source of thoughts about the nature of the transformation from retinal image to visual experience. some of which have actually generated questions for experimental research. In particular, our discussion about the fact that the shadows on the retinal blood vessels, falling on the photoreceptors, are not normally visible, led to new questions about this phenomenon, challenging conventional explanations.
Impact Invited preview of the current draft of Lucida (the movie) at the Art Basel Hong Kong festival (http://www.tintypegallery.com/suki-chan-in-art-basel-hong-kong/)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnership for the creation of Lucida - multimedia project by Suki Chan 
Organisation Tintype Gallery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This major art project by Suki Chan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suki_Chan http://www.sukichan.co.uk), supported by the Arts Council and the Wellcome Trust, focuses on the function of the eye and brain in the analysis of visual information. The work being produced includes a full-length movie, based on the chain of events, from the formation of the retinal image and the consequences of eye movements and retinal filtering, to the interpretation of neuronal signals in the visual cortex of the brain. I advised Suki Chan throughout this project, providing scientific information about the structure and function of the retina and the way in which neurons filter information and encode features in the visual world. Part of the filming for Lucida included time-lapse filming inside rooms, each converted into a camera obscura, with a lens mounted in the window black-out. One of these sequences was shot in my laboratory.The work will also include an installation exhibit at Tintype Gallery, including real-time recording of the eye movements of visitors, and display on large screens of reconstructions of the visual information passing through their eyes and entering their brains. I advised on the choice of eye movement recording device and the algorithms of transformation to be applied to images to generate the displays.
Collaborator Contribution The discussions with Suki Chan, originally intended to be didactic and unidirectional, became a rich source of thoughts about the nature of the transformation from retinal image to visual experience. some of which have actually generated questions for experimental research. In particular, our discussion about the fact that the shadows on the retinal blood vessels, falling on the photoreceptors, are not normally visible, led to new questions about this phenomenon, challenging conventional explanations.
Impact Invited preview of the current draft of Lucida (the movie) at the Art Basel Hong Kong festival (http://www.tintypegallery.com/suki-chan-in-art-basel-hong-kong/)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Sensory Substitution 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Two research papers Signature of a bilateral agreement Examination of a PhD. student
Collaborator Contribution Research stays paid by Copenhaguen for partners' visits to London Access to fMRI for experiments
Impact On-going experiment ; grant application Multi-disciplinary: Neuroscience, psychology, philosophy
Start Year 2014
 
Description Sounding body 
Organisation University College London
Department Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and writing of three joint experiments
Collaborator Contribution Experimental costs were fully paid through UCL's partners' grant, including an experiment conducted in Japan.
Impact Three joint papers (submitted) One joint workshop
Start Year 2013
 
Description Tate Exchange 
Organisation Tate
Department Tate Learning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Together with a team of researchers from the Centre for the Study of the Senses, we ran fourteen taste experiments at Tate Modern over four days, called TASTE AT TATE drawing over 1900 participants from the public. This was part of our partnership with Tate Exchange at Tate Modern to bring a new crowd of visitors to the gallery. The experiments collected data and the results are being prepared for publication. There was press attention for this series of events: BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind recorded there and Barry Smith's experiment, Tasting Shapes, was featured in Victoria Moore's wine column in the Telegraph.A second series of events and experiments will take place in March 2018 called Self-Impressions featuring twenty experiments by artists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, looking at how we generate sensory experiences and receive feedback from our environment and from others. This is part of Tate Exchange's theme of Production.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners at Tate Exchange provided a large floor space on one level of the new Switch House Building as well as administrative and organizational support to help run these experiments over four days. They provided advertising and staff help to prepare and run these experiments. They produced evaluation of the visitor experience.
Impact This was a multidisicplinary collaboration featuring artists, engineers, philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists. Publications have been produced and submitted and the Getty Institute has asked the team to produce similar experiences and experiments for them in LA.
Start Year 2016
 
Description The Complexity of Perception: A Multidimensional Approach 
Organisation University of Barcelona
Department Faculty of Philosophy
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership has just begun.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership has just begun.
Impact Partnership has just begun.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Thought and Sense: On the Interface between Perception and Cognition 
Organisation University of Warwick
Department Department of Philosophy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion of our research, attendance at a conference by one of my postdocs, future joint conferences are planned.
Collaborator Contribution Discussion of our research, attendance at a conference by one of my postdocs, future joint conferences are planned.
Impact Discussion of our research, attendance at a conference by one of my postdocs, future joint conferences are planned.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Unimodal and multimodal representations in the human brain 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Design and analysis of fMRI data, to detect regions of the human cortex systematically activated by single sensory modalities, and those with multimodal activation.
Collaborator Contribution Data from MRI scans. Access to scanning facilities and analytical techniques.
Impact There are two publications close to submission for publication.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Visiting Professor University of Kentucky 
Organisation University of Kentucky
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I visited to work with Dr Clare Batty in Philosophy. We discussed a new paper that we may write together. I taught some graduate classes and supervised graduate students.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact On-going research for a follow-up paper to our: Macpherson, F. and Batty, C. (2016) 'Redefining Illusion and Hallucination in the Light of New Cases', Philosophical Issues, 26: 263 - 296.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visiting Professor, University of Trnava, Slovakia 
Organisation University of Tuzla
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I was a Visiting Professor for one week and I taught eighteen hours of classes on my research to staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students in philosophy and psychology.
Collaborator Contribution They discussed my work with me.
Impact I had useful discussions of my research with staff and students.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Visual depth and optic flow 
Organisation Shelley James
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Together with the artist Shelley James we are exploring the intersection between multilayered depth perception and kinesthetic movement and resulting optic flow.
Collaborator Contribution Creation of bespoke installations: multilayered depth illusions
Impact Ongoing study design
Start Year 2014
 
Title Modulation of the Immune Response and Outcomes in ALS (EU Horizon 2020 MIROCALS Trial) 
Description In 2015, Colin Blakemore was invited to join the Independent Advisory Board of the MIROCALS project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme. It is an international, multi-centre trial of Interleukin-2 in the treatment of Motor Neuron Disease (ALS). The aim is to perform a phaseII, placebocontrolled, double blind, randomized clinical trial using lowdose IL2 to halt ALS disease progression. It will also test the proof of concept that biomarkers can accelerate future intervention studies and provide unique insights on ALS disease pathogenesis, identifying novel target for intervention. The project is coordinated by the hospital of Nimes (France) and involves 11 partners across Europe, a patient's organisation, two CROs for the trial monitoring and biobanking, and a tech transfer company for the EU management. The participating clinical centres are being identified and included in MIROCALS during the course of the project. MIROCALS is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement n° 633413 and for a duration of 4 years starting 1 September 2015. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Drug
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2015
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact The project has been in progress for only six months but has already raised considerable interest among leading experts in MND in Europe. It is forging links with the biotech/pharma community, and is helping to link patient groups to clinical researchers. 
URL http://www.encals.eu/news/mirocals-modifying-the-immune-response-and-outcoms-in-als/
 
Description Curated dinner at restaurant Xavier260. 15th May, Porto Allegre, Brazil. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Smith, B., & Spence, C. (2015). Curated dinner at restaurant Xavier260. 15th May, Porto Allegre, Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description "Explorathon '15" the European Researcher's night 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We ran two hands-on research stations, one on the ReThinking the Senses Project and on the Value of Suffering Project at the Glasgow Science Centre from 6 - 11pm. We had over 300 visitors to the stations. We presented a variety of perceptual and pain illusions and other effects including: a thermal grill that produces pain illusions, Patrick Hughes Reverspectives, demonstration of olfactory component in taste, demonstration of nice and nasty flavours, various motion illusions including the motion after-effect, a mirascope, a hyperscope, 2-D and 3-D impossible figures, the McGurk effect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/explorathon-2015/
 
Description 'Being a Woman in Philosophy' talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk for undergraduate and postgraduate students from underrepresented groups about challenges to be faced if continuing in academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 15th EMBL|EMBO Science and Society Conference: Foods are us! On eating & becoming 6-7th November. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk led to extensive questions and further discussion.

It also led to press interest - see below

Talk led to 2 press interviews

one for Swiss national Radio

One for German newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.embl.de/training/events/2014/SNS14-01/
 
Description 3 talks / events at Edinburgh Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2014). Mad Hatter's tea party. Edinburgh Science Festival. 5th April.
Spence, C. (2014). Sensation: Multisensory dining experience. Edinburgh Science Festival. 5th April.
Spence, C. (2014). Brainwaves: Sensory dining. Edinburgh Science Festival. 7th April.


Several press stories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Redditt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact C Blakemore was the invited guest for an AMA debate on Reddit, on the question of research ethics, and on the necessity for openness and transparency in biomedical research. The debate was attended by tens of thousands of observers and elicited hundreds of questions and hundreds of replies and comments from other participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/412xty/science_ama_series_im_prof_sir_colin_blakemore/
 
Description Action and Awareness Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Action & Awareness Workshop (17-19 March 2016), with James Tresilian (Psychology, Warwick); Elisabeth Pacherie (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod); Eraldo Paulesu (Milan); Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen); Joshua Shepherd (Oxford); Gabriella Bottini (Pavia); Frederique de Vignemont (CNRS, Institut Jean-Nicod); Nicholas Holmes (Nottingham); Tom Crowther (Philosophy, Warwick); Günther Knoblich (CEU); Giacomo Novembre (Western Sydney)

Rationale: How do awareness and action relate to one another? A prima facie plausible view has it that their connection is limited to the following: conscious perceptual experience guides fine-grained motor movements as well as allowing us to make decisions about whether and how to act; action is a means to altering what we perceive.
In contemporary philosophy of perception and perception science there are two movements that seem to pull in opposite directions with respect to this intuition. On the one hand action-oriented theories of perception maintain that the intuition that action is just a means to altering sensory input doesn't go far enough. On the other hand, a body of empirical evidence indicates that visual processing consists of two dissociable streams: one in the service of conscious perceptual experience; the other dedicated to the processing of information for the guidance of motor actions.
Recently it has been claimed that the dual systems hypothesis should be extended to include audition and touch. The possibility that there are distinct systems for motor control and for perception in each of vision, audition and touch raises questions about the possibilities for and the limits of cross-modal integration: how can we determine which of these systems is involved in a particular cross-modal interaction, and how might we obtain evidence that an interaction has an impact on perceptual experience?
What is more, if we focus only on exteroceptive perception of the world around us, as above-i.e., we take awareness to inform us only about the way the world is-we miss out on the ways in which we come to know about our own and the actions of others through perception, bodily awareness and a sense of agency.

Topics to be covered include:
• Multisensory integration and perception for action
• Multisensory object representation and perceptual activity
• The phenomenology of agency
• The perception of action & action possibilities
• Motor representation and shared agency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/research/researchcentres/wma/current/rethinkingthesense...
 
Description An Image of Sound 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed by producer Andrew Dawes for a BBC Radio 4 programme 'An Image of Sound' broadcast on 7 February 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051w066
 
Description Art participation project - Moving Water 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Generated an interest in art collaborations. Sparked conversation about the subject.

This has continued our collaboration with Sensory Sites, an art collective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/files/2014/05/Moving-Water-Press-release-June-2014-update.pdf
 
Description Article in the Daily Mail about the importance of caution in interpreting progress in medical research: Is this spinal breakthrough on a par with man walking on the moon? Daily Mail, 22 October 2014, p 14. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The article described recent, highly publicised success in a small-scale clinical trial in the use of cell therapy to encourage spinal cord repair. The intention was to inform the large readership of the Daily Mail (> 2 million) about the scientific background and to urge caution in interpreting this success.

Much correspondence with patients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2802475/is-spinal-breakthrough-par-man-walking-moon-asks-p...
 
Description Article, NPR website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article which sparked readers' comments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article, Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article which sparked readers' comments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article, Washington Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article and interview
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Audi talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jeremy Vine Show (BBC Radio 2)
Interviewed by Jeremy Vine about accusations of bias in recommendations to government about diet and obesity because of commercial funding of research by scientists on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio 4 10 part series on the senses: The Uncommon Senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Intended to inform people about the results of recent research on the senses by artists, engineers, neuroscientists, philosophers, psychologists. Features many researchers who are funded by AHRC Science and Culture Large Grant Rethinking the Senses and well as many of their collaborators and partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08km812/episodes/guide
 
Description BBC Radio 4, 6 o'clock News - sale of books by Royal Institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 6 o'clock news (BBC Radio 4). Interviewed about the auction of historical books from the collection of the Royal Institution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio 4, Hashtags of the Year 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2015 Hashtags of the Year (BBC Radio 4). Interviewed for a report on #Distractingly sexy, following comments made by the Nobel Prizewinning scientist Sir Tim Hunt
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live, Stephen Nolan Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stephen Nolan Show (BBC Radio 5 Live). Interviewed about the effect of digital technology on the human brain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio London. Interview on misophonia. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Jo Good Show (BBC Radio London). Interviewed about misophonia - emotional reactions to familiar repetitive sounds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC Today interview on Hearing Wagner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Jim Naughtie about 'Hearing Wagner', an event in the Being Human Festival, presenting the results of an experiment on the physiological and psychological reactions of people experiencing the whole of Wagner's Ring cycle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC Today programme discussion on possible influence of industry on advice to government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by John Humphrys, with Fiona Godley, Editor of the BMJ, about accusations of bias in recommendations to government about diet and obesity because of commercial funding of research by scientists on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC World Service debate on the rights of chimpanzees 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newshour Extra, BBC World Service (also broadcast on National Public Radio in USA). Debate with Colin McGinn, Steven Wise, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Carl Cohen and Jenny Lee, chaired by Owen Bennett Jones, about whether chimpanzees should have legal rights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC World Service interview on rights of great apes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newshour, BBC World Service (also broadcast on National P{public Radio in USA). Interviewed about the decision of an Argentinian court to give an orang-utan rights as a non-human person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC World at One broadcast on the hard problem of consciousness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion with Julian Baggini about the Hard Problem of consciousness, presented by Mark Mardell on BBC Radio 4 The World at One
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Beer: History, Philosophy, Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organised the "Beer: History, Philosophy, Science" workshop and tasting that was open to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/beer-history-philo...
 
Description Berthouze talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion

Informed research of project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/2014-15-seminar-4/
 
Description Blakemore plenary lecture - Mind the gap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This lecture was entitled "Mind the gap: the gulf between brain and mind". It was presented at the annual meeting of the Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) in Genova, December 2015. The lecture focused on the nature of subjectivity and made the novel argument that the neural representation on which subjective experience supervenes is not the neural architecture responsible for decision making and the control of action. It provoked a great deal of discussion with continued into the evening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blakemore plenary lecture - The science of art 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This lecture was entitled "The science of art: destroying the magic or enhancing the delight?" It took place during the conference on Social Change in the Brain Age (10-11 September 2015). This meeting was jointly sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia and The Human Mind Project. The lecture was followed by a debate with Professor David Friedberg, Director, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, London. The purpose was to engage a large audience of researchers, students and others, interested in social behaviour, in the role of art in human communication. The discussion with the audience was energetic and it continued for a long time after the talks and the formal debate. As a result of the discussion, we are discussing collaborations in experimental research with Professor Freedber§
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://humanmind.ac.uk/events-2/events/social-change-in-the-brain-age-10-11-september-2015/
 
Description Blakemore talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Blindness, Dana Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talk spared questions and discussion afterward
talk was filmed and put on line

Was contacted by another documentary/film maker to advice on her on-going research for a new documentary on colour-blindness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.danacentre.org.uk/events/2014/05/07/729
 
Description British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk on multisensory influences on food perception, which sparked discussions afterwards and led to a report in Vogue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centenary Lecture The Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This invited talk, celebrating the foundation of the Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, was attended by many sixth formers from schools in the Cambridge area. It stimulated a lot of discussion.

Interest in careers in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Central St. Martins School of Art & Design, London invited keynote address to design students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact extensive discussion and requests to work in lab on design-related projects

increasing interdisciplinary research collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I ran a research stall part of Cheltenham's Fesitval's Discover Zone, welcoming over 9,500 members of the public, including 6,500 pupils and teachers from 95 local schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/engagement/cheltenham-fest...
 
Description Chelthenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 80 people attended the talk, which sparked discussions afterwards and was reported in national media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Christiansen/Gruenbaum talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact There was fruitful discussion afterwards.

A workshop based on similar themes has been scheduled with one of the speakers for 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/introductory-event/
 
Description Co-Host of CBC's Spark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was co-host of CBC's "Spark" programme about "Rewiring our Senses" (Programme No. 268) first broadcast December 7, 2014.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cbc.ca/spark/episodes/2014/12/07/spark-268
 
Description Colour Public Lecture June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'The Philosophy and Psychology of Colour' public lecture at the Glasgow Science Festival. (150 attendees)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/glasgow-science-fe...
 
Description Conference - binding within and between the senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact There was fruitful discussion afterwards.

We have had members from the audience requesting to be involved in collaborations and experiments. Positive working relationships and possible future collaborations with speakers and participants have been established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/international-conference-binding-within-and-between-the-sens...
 
Description Conference Talk Mental Imagery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at an international conference, led to discussions and exchanges afterwards, including plans for future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contributor and demonstrator at Science Museum Lates associated with Cravings Exhibition, Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Large number of participants who participated in sensory testing and who followed up wanting to know more about the research we do and how we advise chefs and restaurants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Curated dinner at The Ling Institute. 16th May, Porto Allegre, Brazil. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Smith, B., & Spence, C. (2015). Curated dinner at The Ling Institite. 16th May, Porto Allegre, Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Darwin Lecture, Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the final Darwin Lecture in the current series on Vision, organised by Darwin College Cambridge. I spoke about the Perception of Visual Space and reported work done as part of the Rethinking the Senses project. There was a very lively discussion and several members of the audiences said that their views about the nature of perception had been changed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Debate: The Illusion of Sense: Do our senses radically limit our understanding? at LSE 15.03.17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Panel debate as curtain raiser to How the Light Gets In Festival 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://iai.tv/video/the-illusion-of-sense
 
Description Der Tagesspiegel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel (02/10/2013) has an article on Fiona Macpherson's and Dimitris Platchias' Hallucination volume.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.tagesspiegel.de/meinung/was-wissen-schafft-die-welt-in-uns/8875054.html
 
Description Doherty talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Durgin talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussions

Informed research plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/what-is-embodied-perception-the-embodiment-of-a-critical-rev...
 
Description Durgin talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion

Informed own research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/2014-15-seminar-2/
 
Description Durgin talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion

Informed future research plans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/the-angular-expansion-hypothesis-of-locomotor-space-percepti...
 
Description Eating Well Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At this interdisciplinary workshop researchers and practitioners shared diverse expertise relevant to what is at stake when people gather to eat. A tremendously rich set of factors converge in meals, affecting the meaning, pleasures and healthiness of daily life, the transmission and vitality of cultures, and the sustainability and fairness of large-scale food policies and practices. This workshop aimed to integrate our understanding of these factors, with the hope of developing ideas for a 'future of meals' that is well-informed, is ethical and makes the most of meals' experiential, creative and cultural potential.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lecture, Lichfield Science and Engineering Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This annual named lecture stimulated interested in the evolution of human culture.

Much correspondence with members of the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description European Researchers' Night Event (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our exhibits elicited discussions with members of the public and other researchers, raising awareness of the research project, research centre, and of philosophy of mind in general.

The exhibition put us in contact with several researchers who are working in related areas that expressed an interest in our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.explorathon.co.uk/glasgow
 
Description Exhibition talk - Hallucination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact After the talk there was lots of interest and discussion from the audience

TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/philosophical-views/
 
Description Experimenter, Tate Modern Exchange Days, Taste at Tate, 29 & 30th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Installations and experiments for the general public. Presented 14 experiments on taste with a team of philosophers, neuroscientists and psychologists. Attendance of over 1900 people talking part in experiences and experiments to get them thinking about and engaging with taste.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/tasty-and-smelly-different-way-co...
 
Description Explorathon 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I supervised Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience Postdocs Keith Wilson and Jennifer Corns in showcasing the CSPE's research at the 'Explorathon' European researchers night at the Glasgow Science Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/explorathon
 
Description Explorathon 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I and other Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience researchers contributed to Explorathon 2016 running a research stall on perception at Explorathon 2016 in the Glasgow Science Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/explorathon-2016/
 
Description FT Literary Festival. Oxford. 25th March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Plotkin, F., & Spence, C. (2015). Music in the mouth: How different kinds of music affect the way things taste. FT Literary Festival. Oxford. 25th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Facebook and Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I run a lively Facebook page for the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, posting news of our activities and news items about perception. As of March 2016 we have 1,585 'likes', and our weekly 'reach' is about 1,600 too. From 2015 we linked the Facebook page to a Twitter account, that now also posts the same items.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
URL http://www.facebook.com/Perceptual.Experience/
 
Description Feeling Sound. Conversation with Evelyn Glennie at the Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I had a conversation with the leading percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, who is profoundly deaf, about the kinds of perceptual experiences that she has, in front of a large audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival. I demonstrated with various acoustic stimuli, the range of normal auditory sound sensitivity, and Evelyn Glennie played various instruments with active interaction with members of the audience, to show the way in which vibrations that we normally experience as sound can be felt through mechanical sensitivity of the skin and other parts of the body. She also spoke movingly about her experience of increasing deafness in her childhood.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Feeling Sound: Evelyn Glennie in Conversation with Colin Blakemore. Public event at the British Library. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I had a conversation with the leading percussionist, Evelyn Glennie, who is profoundly deaf, about the kinds of perceptual experiences that she has, in front of a large audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival. I demonstrated with various acoustic stimuli, the range of normal auditory sound sensitivity, and Evelyn Glennie played various instruments with active interaction with members of the audience, to show the way in which vibrations that we normally experience as sound can be felt through mechanical sensitivity of the skin and other parts of the body. She also spoke movingly about her experience of increasing deafness in her childhood. Evelyn and I were invited to take part in this event as a result of the similar public 'conversation' that we had earlier in the year at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fifth Sense public launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event continued a collaboration with an organisation, enabling future work. It generated widespread interest in the topic.

There was national press coverage of the subject matter of the event (anosmia), generated from the event. We are collaborating further with Fifth Sense to support a wider understanding of this subject.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://fifthsenseuk.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/fifth-sense-charity-launch-report/
 
Description Food, the Brain and Us, Public Event Royal Institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The success of this evening event which involving interdisciplinary talks and practical tasting experiments prompted questions from the audience. A partnership for possible future events was also developed with the Royal Institution.

This event was attended by an Italian television producer who invited the team to host a similar event for the opening of an exhibition, Gusto at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan in February 2014.
The film of the event made by the Royal Institution has had over 10,000 views
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdbRCdsM6g&list=PLbnrZHfNEDZz256ho3Q4gt7YrF2xApo5g&index=18
 
Description Gastrophysics, AHRC Science in Culture and Institute of Physics, Being Human Event, 24.11.17, Senate House, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Planned and presented Being Human public engagement event on how physics has contributed to understanding, processing and preparing foods. With Institute of Physics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gastrophysics-tickets-27699912183#
 
Description Glasgow Perception & Cognition Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 33 attendees, including 9 international speakers, participated in a research-intensive workshop on the topic of 'Perception and Cognition: Top-Down Influences in Perceptual Experience' over two days at the University of Glasgow. This corresponded to one of the RTS project's phase 2 work packages and delivered important interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and in-depth discussion of the topic which will feed into future research and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/projects/rethinking-the-sen...
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre Mind Matters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Centre plans to turn its temporary exhibition 'Mind Matters' which is about perceptual illusions into a permanent exhibition. I, and a postdoc of mine, are providing some consultancy on the exhibition, and myself and the Glasgow Science Centre have applied together for an AHRC collaborative PhD doctoral award to fund a student who will build on these interactions.

N/A yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience's contribution to a public engagement event that took place on 6 & 7 June 2015 in the Kelvingrove Museum as part of the Glasgow Science Festival. We had stalls presenting a large number of visual, touch, taste and smell illusions and effects, including Patrick Hughes Reverspectives, the rubber hand illusion, ambiguous smells, testing for supertasters, demonstration of olfactory component in taste, motion illusions, a mirascope, a hyperscope, after-images in different eyes, and so on. We carried out an experiment on the public testing their description of the waterfall illusion. The stalls were manned by ourselves and by various other post-docs and PhD students. Members of the roject also gave talks as part of the festival: Charles Spence on 'The Perfect Meal' and Michael Brady on 'The Value of Suffering' (120 people attended each) on 7 June 2015, and myself and Colin Blakemore on 'Vision, Perception, and Illusion', on 8 June 2015 (240 people attended). After my talk I ran an experiment on the audience investigating their experience of the Waterfall Illusion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/archive/hea...
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience's contribution to the Glasgow Science Festival, consisting of a research stall in the Kelvingrove Museum for two days. We presented a large number of visual, auditory, and, taste illusions and effects. The stalls were manned by myself and other members of the CSPE. Members of the CSPE also gave talks as part of the festival: Myself and David Simmons on the Philosophy and Psychology of Colour (over 150 registered participants), and David Bain on Pains that are Not Unpleasant (over 100 registered participants).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/glasgow-science-fe...
 
Description Glasgow Synchronising the Senses workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Research-intensive interdisciplinary workshop in connection with the 'Mind' work package of the RTS grant, and a forthcoming 'Synchronising the Senses' pilot project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Attended by 25 people, including international speakers from Canada and the Netherlands, and generated a productive dialogue between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists concerning the latest research on timing and time-dependent processing issues in multisensory experience, and the temporal structure of perceptual experience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://gla.ac.uk/cspe/projects/rethinking-the-senses/synchronising-the-senses/
 
Description Guest Lecture Psychobiology Section, British Psychological Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This invited lecture was planned to inform experimental psychologists about the Rethinking the Senses project.

Continuing interest from colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Heil talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Hidden Senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lots of discussion in advance (event yet to happen)

Good impact on social media (event still to take place)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/the-hidden-senses-the-secrets-of-taste-and-smell/
 
Description Hummel talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussions and enabled the sharing of research ideas.

Paved the way for future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/special-event/
 
Description Impossible Lego Object Exhibit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised the 'Impossible Lego Object' exhibit, one item in the Objects of Research exhibition at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/archives/2015/june/headline_409824_en.html
 
Description Individuating the Senses Kent Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a talk "Individuating the Senses" at the The Human Senses: Inspire Gatherings, School of Music and Fine Art, University of Kent, a public seminar series run by art school students.

Discussion of the senses across disciplines and in the arts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://inspiregatherings.wix.com/senses
 
Description Industry talk Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Neurogastronomy: Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design for food and beverage sector. BØRSEN FØDEVAREKONFERENCE 2015: Fremtidens fødevarer skaber vækst. Copenhagen, 1st September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Multisensory Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academic talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interviewed by Harry Pettit for an article entitled, "Can you HEAR this silent GIF? Mind-bending audio illusion tricks your brain into thinking you hear a sound while watching a noiseless animation", for the Mail Online, published 4 December 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Harry Pettit for an article entitled, "Can you HEAR this silent GIF? Mind-bending audio illusion tricks your brain into thinking you hear a sound while watching a noiseless animation", for the Mail Online, published 4 December 2017. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5143355/Silent-animation-hear-baffles-internet-users.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5143355/Silent-animation-hear-baffles-internet-users....
 
Description Interviewed by Jeff Gailus for piece entitled "We Should Count Balance As One of the Senses" for Nautilus science magazine, published on 3 March 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Jeff Gailus for piece entitled "We Should Count Balance As One of the Senses" for Nautilus science magazine, published on 3 March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nautil.us/blog/we-should-count-balance-as-one-of-the-senses
 
Description Interviewed by Nicola Twilley for an article on "Seeing with Your Tongue", for The New Yorker, published 15 May 2017. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Nicola Twilley for an article on "Seeing with Your Tongue", for The New Yorker, published 15 May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/15/seeing-with-your-tongue
 
Description Invited Lecture, The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was asked to talk to the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution about research on visual perception in relation to the visual arts and architecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Summerschool talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Flavour. Seminars presented at the Matters of Taste: The Neuroscience and Philosophy of Taste. Tübingen International Summer School. 20-23rd September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited industry conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Does the colour of a restaurant affect how our food tastes? Session with Jozef Youssef & Afroditi Krassa. 100% Design. Kensington, Olympia, 23-26th September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited industry talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Food and music: The sound of taste. NZ Hospitality Industry Summit, 13th September, Aukland, New Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited industry talk Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The perfect meal. Google, London. 18th Sept. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The perfect meal. Google, London. 18th Sept.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited keynote Spence, C. (2015). Auditory aspects of multisensory design. Keynote presentation given at SI15 Symposium on Sound in Sensory Interactions: Perception and Design. Singapore, 21st August. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Auditory aspects of multisensory design. Keynote presentation given at SI15 Symposium on Sound in Sensory Interactions: Perception and Design. Singapore, 21st August.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited keynote Spence, C. (2015). Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. What design can do. 22-23 May, Amsterdam. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. What design can do. 22-23 May, Amsterdam.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited lecture at Gordon Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an invited lecture at a Gordon Research Conference on Neuroplasticity of Sensory Systems in Hong Kong. There was extensive discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation Spence, C. (2015). Does angularity tell you anything about taste of cheese? The Ricard Foundation, 9th June, Paris. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Does angularity tell you anything about taste of cheese? The Ricard Foundation, 9th June, Paris.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited presentation Spence, C. (2015). The multisensory coffee drinking experience. The Inaugural Re:co Symposium, 16-18th June, Gothenburg. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The multisensory coffee drinking experience. The Inaugural Re:co Symposium, 16-18th June, Gothenburg.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited professional society lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2016). "Off the plate dining": How chefs, culinary artists/ designers, & food companies will be delivering flavours in the 21st Century. The British Society of Flavorists and Perfumers Annual Lecture, 28th January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited public take 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2016). Neuroscience-inspired cutlery: Just what does the future hold? And what will we be holding in the future. V&A Museum Friday Late 'Spoon, knife, fork' public lecture, 29th January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited session Smith, B., Blumenthal, H., Deroy, O., & Spence, C. (2015). An evening with Heston Blumenthal. Cheltenham Science Fesitval, 4th June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Smith, B., Blumenthal, H., Deroy, O., & Spence, C. (2015). An evening with Heston Blumenthal. Cheltenham Science Festival, 4th June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited session Spence, C. (2015). Illusions to bend your mind with Quentin Cooper & Roger Newport. Cheltenham Science Festival, 5th June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Illusions to bend your mind with Quentin Cooper & Roger Newport. Cheltenham Science Festival, 5th June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited session Spence, C., & Youssef, J. (2015). Gastrophysics: The art and science of the table. ALSO Festival. Warwickshire, 21st June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C., & Youssef, J. (2015). Gastrophysics: The art and science of the table. ALSO Festival. Warwickshire, 21st June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited session Spence, C., & Youssef, J. (2015). The psychology of taste. Cheltenham Science Festival, 3rd June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C., & Youssef, J. (2015). The psychology of taste. Cheltenham Science Fesitval, 3rd June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). In touch with the future. Invited keynote at 10th Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces conference (ITS 2015). Madeira, Portugal, 15-18th November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk /demo 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Beer and music. Geen Man Festival at Courtyard. 12th September, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The new sciences of the table. Hexagram public lecture and tasting. Montreal, Canada, 17/10/2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The new sciences of the table. Hexagram public lecture and tasting. Montreal, Canada, 17/10/2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal. Glasgow Science Festival. 7th June, Glasgow. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal. Glasgow Science Festival. 7th June, Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at Bienniale Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal: How we sense food. Aquae: Food, water, and health conference. Venice, 19-20th June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal: How we sense food. Aquae: Food, water, and health conference. Venice, 19-20th June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk industry conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal: On the multisensory science of food and dining. The 1st International Neurogastronomy Symposium. 7th November, Lexington, KN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited task at Fashion and the senses conference. London College of Fashion, 27th March. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. Fashion and the senses conference. London College of Fashion, 27th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Isaac talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Johnston talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion after the talk.

Fostered collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-8/
 
Description Kentridge talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Keynote Lecture at IEEE World Conference, Rio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to give a plenary lecture at the IEEE World Conference on Computational Intelligence, Rio de Janiero. This was an excellent opportunity to talk about the importance of plasticity in neural computation, and to compare the known characteristics of neural processing and conventional computation. There was much discussion, which continues in correspondence with a number of computer scientists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Lecture on Healthy Ageing, Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Lecture at the International Symposium on Healthy Ageing, University of Hong Kong, attended by a large audiences - mainly researchers in this field, but also clinicians and individuals working in the area of health policy. There was much discussion about the future implications of increasing life expectancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote Speech at World AI Conference, Shanghai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Keynote lecture at the Brain-Inspired Intelligence Forum - part of the World AI Conference in Shanghai. This was a further opportunity to discuss the potential for applying principles of neural computation to artificial computing systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote at International Association for the Study of Affective Touch (IASAT). London, 21-23 March 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Affective touch: Commercial applications. Keynote given at The 1st International Association for the Study of Affective Touch (IASAT). London, 21-23 March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote lecture at the Hutchesons' Annual Approaching Philosophy Conference for school children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 'Illusion and Perception', keynote lecture at the Hutchesons' Annual Approaching Philosophy Conference for school children plus discussion afterwards. Over 140 pupils and 18 teachers from around Scotland attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hutchesons.org/news/2407_hutchesons-philosophy-conference-2015
 
Description Knowledge Exchange Event, Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Head-to-Head (16 September 2017) brought together philosophers and members of the public for a series of talks and discussions about some of the most interesting and challenging questions we face about the nature of our minds. There were three sessions: Making Senses of Our Senses; Is Immoral Art Aesthetically Bad?; Believing Badly. The event was held at ThinkTank, Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kolarik, A. J. (2015). "Navigate: When sounds open space for the blind," Sounds that Move Us event, demonstration at the Being Human Festival, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The activity consisted of a talk given to the general public as part of the Being Human Festival at Senate House in the University of London. The talk discussed how sound from echolocation and sensory substitution could be used to help blind people navigate, and what the nature of the new perception from sensory substitution is (whether blind people using sound from sensory substitution devices were actually seeing using sound). This was followed by a demonstration allowing members of the public to use electronic sensory substitution devices while blindfolded to detect and navigate around an obstacle in their path, who reported increased knowledge and interest in the use of sound to help those with visual loss explore their environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Longo talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussion after the talk

Informed thinking on our research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar/
 
Description Lycan seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Generated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Lycan talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Macpherson & Wilson, Late Night Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talks on The Waterfall Illusion (Fiona Macpherson) and The Argument from Illusion (Keith Wilson) at The Research Club, Ashton Lane, Glasgow as part of a 'Late Night Science' event on Illusion and Perception. Gathered data from participants via questionnaires which reported positive feedback and changes of opinion in relation to the subject matter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mad Hatter's tea party, Edinburgh Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Questions and discussion

Interest in multisensory aspects of perception
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Margarete Wuensche Memorial Lecture Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion about the evolution of human culture.

Continuing correspondence with academics and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media Interview, 'We have more than five senses', Aeon 02.11.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Short film on recent research on the senses in philosophy and neuroscience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://aeon.co/videos/aristotle-was-wrong-and-so-are-we-there-are-far-more-than-five-senses
 
Description Mole talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Moving Water 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in "Moving Water", an art participation project by Sensory Sites and collaborators at the October Gallery, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/moving-water
 
Description Mullins Public Lecture, Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talk (on brain and mind) stimulated much discussion.

Much interest of school pupils in how to pursue a career in cognitive neuroscience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Nakuya talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Nanay talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Fruitful discussions after the talk.

Continued dialogue with the speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-6/
 
Description National Gallery Course, Heaven in Mind? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-tutor (with Minna Moore Ede) for a National Gallery Course, Heaven in Mind?, based on the exhibition Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece. Admission was by ticket. The course was attended by about 50 people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/heaven-in-mind-course-14-january-2016-11-00
 
Description Nesta event London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). In Conversation: BitterSuite & Charles Spence. Nesta, 14th March London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design invited lecture at ACE 2014. 11-15th October. Funchal, Madeira. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk resulted in extensive questions and suggested grant application

Colleagues raised possibility of interdisciplinary grant collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ace2014.info/
 
Description Noppeney talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talk by an external speaker generated discussion and allowed the project team to consider new lines of enquiry.

We have been able to learn from this talk and apply it to our own research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/multi-day-event/
 
Description O'Dea talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussions

Informed our own thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-2/
 
Description Opinion article on the contribution of immigrants to UK science: Visa curbs could make Nobel glory a thing of the past. Thunderer. The Times, 10 October 2014, p 26 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Considerable online commentary. Much correspondence with academic and media colleagues.

Supportive correspondence from Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate from Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Panel Discussion at the Transform Awards and Conference, 21st April, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Beyond engagement: How sensory branding influences consumer perception and buying behaviour. Panel Discussion at the Transform Awards and Conference, 21st April, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description PhilonoUS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Interviewed by Emma Shephard for PhilonoUS, the University of Sheffield Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy, Spring 2016 edition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Philosophical Views of Hallucination and Perception 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Philosophical Views of Hallucination and Perception', public lecture at the Out of Our Heads art exhibition on hallucination at Shoreditch Town Hall, London

Discussion with the public, artists, philoophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://oooheads.org/
 
Description Philosophy of Hallucination and Perception Glasgow Masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented 'Philosophy of Hallucination and Perception', public lecture with over 100 registered participants, lunchtime master class series, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow.

Discussion afterwards and by e-mail with participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/staff/news/headline_363916_en.html
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- "Propositional" attitudes? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by William G. Lycan (UNC Chapel Hill):
"Propositional" attitudes?

With rare exceptions, when philosophers talk about "propositional attitudes," they mean belief. And their views on attitude content in particular are extrapolated from that of belief content. (What could be simpler?: When S believes that P, the content of S's belief is that P.) But in fact, for other attitudes, the respective notions of content vary dramatically. In previous works I have argued this for the case of desire. In the present paper I will look at intending, wishing and wondering, arguing that in each case the relevant notion(s) of content work differently in each case.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- Human Echolocation of Contour Shape 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar presented by Lore Thaler (Psychology, Durham) on Human Echolocation of Contour Shape:
Echolocation is the ability to infer spatial information from sound echoes. Humans can echolocate for example by making mouth clicks. There are various examples in the literature showing that humans can use echo-acoustic cues to avoid obstacles, determine object distance or location. In previous work it has also been shown that people can even echolocate shape of objects. Importantly, in the case of 2D contour shape (i.e. triangle, square, vertical rectangle, horizontal rectangle) we have also shown that perception of shape is only possible if people move their head (Milne et al, 2015, APP). In my talk I will describe recent work from our lab that has investigated the possible acoustic features enabling human echolocation of 2D contour-shape. I will also describe predictions about behaviour arising from these acoustic analyses. I will also describe recent work in which we investigated how expectations about object shape affect performance in a contour shape discrimination task.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- Is radical error in the introspection of. . . 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at University of Glasgow by Takuya Niikawa (Chiba):
Is radical error in the introspection of phenomenal character possible?

In defending naïve realism against the argument from hallucination, William Fish and Heather Logue have argued that naïve realists should be committed to eliminativism about hallucination; hence stating that total and internally perfect hallucinations do not have perceptual phenomenology. This view presupposes the possibility of radical error in the introspection of phenomenal character. In other words, it is possible for a cognitively unimpaired subject (e.g. who is not drunk or does not have Anton's syndrome) to mistakenly judge, via introspection, that she is in a mental state with perceptual phenomenology, even though she is not in such a mental state in reality. Is such a radical introspective error really possible? What theory of introspection should naïve realists hold in order to coherently explain this radical introspective error? In this talk I will argue that in order to give a satisfying account of such radical introspective error, we need to postulate that hallucinations have a certain type of non-perceptual phenomenology such that (1) it is not present in the case of veridical perception, (2) it is contentful, and (3) it is psychologically real. Finally I will conclude that a feeling of reality, a sort of existential feeling, can perhaps meet these three requirements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- Rethinking the body, Rethinking the brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by Anna Sedda (Heriot-Watt University):
Rethinking the Body, Rethinking the Brain

Human beings show astonishing differences, in personality, memory and attentional skills, and emotional expressions, to name some. However, we all share one feature: we have a unique physical body. This body can be modified in its external appearance (i.e. by changing the skin colour through tanning beds), can be loved or hated, can be used or not by being active sport players or lazy television watchers. In fringe cases, we can also exchange a part of our body with somebody else, as in hand transplantations. Nonetheless, for (almost) all of us, defined features characterize the body, such as the acceptable number of limbs, a skin temperature that we consider normal and the set of movements that we can perform.

Regardless, cognitive theories that try to explain how the brain represents this physical body produced a plethora of dichotomic, triadic and even more itemised versions of body representation. During this talk, I will concentrate on recent findings that challenge the idea of a "canonical" body representation divided into components: I will present results on body representation in healthy individuals, patients with spinal cord injuries and individuals suffering from body integrity identity disorder.

These results shall convince us that theories on body representation need to apply the Occam razor principle: why decomposing something that works only if united? Importantly, understanding how we represent our bodies could contribute a missing piece to the understanding of how we represent ourselves and could promote a new vision of studying "the brain" instead of its functions singly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- Senses as capacities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by Casey O'Callaghan (Washington University in St. Louis):
Senses as capacities

I'll present a novel account of the nature of the senses and their differences that accommodates richly multisensory perceptual capacities and experiences. According to this account, senses are collections of perceptual capacities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- The intentionality of smell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by William G. Lycan & David Simmons (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill):
The intentionality of smell;

This paper argues against opponents that smell does represent. Then it defends the Lycan (1996) view of what smell represents, viz., miasmas in the air, against more recent competitors put forward by Clare Batty and Ben Young. It concludes by considering a "layering" thesis: that smell represents commonsensical distal objects and kinds, but only by representing miasmas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- Top-down modulation, cognitive . . . 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University):
Top-down modulation, cognitive penetration and visual attention

While it is well established that there are massive feedback connections in the brain, and hence the circuitry required for top-down modulation on vision, there remains a debate about whether there is cognitive penetration of vision. This talk will discuss the ideas of top-down modulation and cognitive penetration in the context of shifts of visual attention. I begin with an account of what attention is, given some controversy regarding the possibility of even defining it. After discussing conceptual issues about cognitive penetration, I argue that attention provides the best supported example of cognitive penetration: intentions fix attention. This leads to the question whether all top-down modulation counts as cognitive penetration or whether there are other forms of modulation. At the core will be the idea of computational models as explanatory models that can link psychological and neural explanations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience (PPN)- Research Seminar at Glasgow University- What is timbre realism? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at Glasgow University by Alistair Isaac (University of Edinburgh):
What is timbre realism?

Timbre is that quality of a sound that distinguishes it other than its pitch, loudness, or duration. Historically, it has often been thought of as the auditory analog of colour, that property of surfaces that distinguishes them other than location, orientation, and extent. The analogy between colour and timbre has been (implicitly) exploited in the philosophy of sound to motivate a form of timbre realism apparently analogous to colour physicalism-the view that colours reduce to surface spectral reflectance types. Timbre "physicalism" reduces timbre to the mechanical process types of distal sound-producing events.

In this talk, I first offer some background from the psychophysics of timbre to further clarify the analogy between colour and timbre. However, some considerations from the physics of vibrating bodies will lead to the conclusion that timbre "physicalism" is ultimately disanalogous to colour physicalism. Rather, I argue, the reduction of timbres to distal mechanical process types is better understood as a form of ecological realism in the tradition of J. J. Gibson. I conclude with some morals for both the philosophy and the psychology of sound perception.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Poetry Reading by Dr Nuala Watt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organised a lecture and poetry reading by Dr Nuala Watt at the University of Glasgow for the public as part of the Understanding the Senses: Past and Present project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Pollick talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion on the topic.

Widened our audience reach - dancers attended the seminar - and this has broadened the audience for our research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-7/
 
Description Presentation on Health implications of multisensory / visual food presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk with discussions afterwards and plans for further collaboration in health-related projects

Five representatives of companies asked whether they could to be in touch to talk about further research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Principal Lecture 59th International Youth Science Forum, Imperial College, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was invited to give a talk about perception, with demonstrations, to the large audience of students from around the world at the 59th International Youth Science Forum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public Conversations about mental health with Ruby Wax. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact C Blakemore and the comedian Ruby Wax took part in three public "conversations" about mental health, two in London, one in Oxford. These were ticketed public events, and were completely sold out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Conversations with Terry Waite for European Year of the Brain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Blakemore and Terry Waite (survivor of 4-year kidnap and detention in Lebanon) have performed three Public Conversations about emotion, memory and resilience in London, Aston, Edinburgh. These events were ticketed and were all sold out. This was done voluntarily as part of the activities for the European Year of the Brain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public Event, Food, the Brain and Us, Milan Triennale Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hosted a series of short talks and practical tasting experiments at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan to coincide with the opening of an exhibition on Taste (Gusto). The event was sold out and drew over 200 participants. Participants were interested in the event asking questions and discussing the experiences with the event organisers after the activities. This event was organized by AHRC Science in Culture Theme Leadership Fellow Professor Barry C Smith and involved Rethinking the Senses co-investigators Professor Charles Spence and Dr Ophelia Deroy.

Following the workshop, one of the contributors, Caroline Hobkinson a food artist has been invited to exhibit at the Milan Expo 2015.
An essay prepared for the Gusto exhibition publication will be republished in the Milan Expo 2015 catalogue reaching new audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.triennale.it/en/calendar/events-calendar-list/3309-il-cibo-il-cervello-e-noi-un-evento-mu...
 
Description Public Event, Ignite, Natural History Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Rethinking the Senses hosted a small exhibit to inform visitors about their large grant. There was a lot of interest in the project and information was given out about the public seminar series.

Information was distributed to a wider audience about the Rethinking the Senses grant as a result there were increased visits to the website and some people interested in finding out more registered to receive the project newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sciculture.ac.uk/project/ahrc-science-in-culture-theme-ignite-film/
 
Description Public engagement event at Sensory experimentation. Edinburgh Science Festival, 9th April. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Sensory experimentation. Edinburgh Science Festival, 9th April.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public event, Beauty and the Brain, Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The talks, which included a contribution from co-investigator Dr Ophelia Deroy prompted questions from audience members.

This event was one of a number organized by the AHRC Science in Culture Theme at the Cheltenham Science festival. It was part of the AHRC's partnership with the Cheltenham festivals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2014/beauty-and-the-brain/
 
Description Public lecture at the Glasgow Science Cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'The Waterfall Illusion', public lecture at the Glasgow Science Cafe, Research Club, Ashton Lane, Glasgow, followed by an experiment to test their reaction to the illusion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/researchclubglasgow/posts/732045453579581
 
Description Public lecture at the Glasgow Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Vision, Perception and Illusion', public lecture at the Glasgow Science Festival, 8 June 2015. 240 registered participants attended. After my talk I ran an experiment on the audience investigating their experience of the Waterfall Illusion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/events/adult/headline_325538_en.html
 
Description Public performance at the Royal Institution for Speakezee (science communication organisation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Blakemore is a member of the non-profit organisation, Speakezee, which encourages and facilitate public engagement about research. This event, at the Royal Institution, including a number of presentations about trends in research and in the art of public presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.speakezee.org
 
Description Research Excellence Lecture, College of Optometrist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This lecture preceded the presentation to me of the President's Research Medal, awarded quinquennially by the College of Optometrists. The lecture, held at the Wellcome Collection, was attended by a large audience, consisting of professional optometrists, some patients, representatives of medical charities concerned with visual health, and researchers. There was a long a lively discussion session after the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Research stall at a Glasgow Science Centre Lates Event, Glasgow Science Centre. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Glasgow Science Centre Lates, 5 May 2017

Once a month, the Glasgow Science Centre hosts an exciting series of adult-only late-night science events. In May, 2017 the evening focused on Sensation and researchers from the CSPE were invited to host an interactive stall to engage and trick the senses of the public.

CSPE Co-ordinator: Dr Jennifer Corns and Professor Fiona Macpherson
CSPE Researchers: Dr. Derek Brown, Abraham Sapién Córdoba, Professor Fiona Macpherson, Dr. Neil McDonnell
Interactive exhibits

Items on display included:

'Reverspective' 3D images with apparently move in unusual ways relative to observers
'Mirascope' 3D optical illusion of an object
'Hyperscope' that increases 3D depth perception
McGurk effect audiovisual illusion
Hollow mask illusion
Animated transparencies causing motion illusions
Spinning motion aftereffect disc
Ambiguous sweets that are both nice and nasty
Jelly beans that you taste with your nose
Nice and nasty sweets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/engagement/science-centre-...
 
Description Research stall at the Glasgow Science Festival, Kelvin Gallery, Huntarian Museum, Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Interactive exhibits - Items on display that the team demonstrated and discussed with people included:

'Reverspective' 3D images with apparently move in unusual ways relative to observers
'Mirascope' 3D optical illusion of an object
'Hyperscope' that increases 3D depth perception
McGurk effect audiovisual illusion
Hollow mask illusion
Animated transparencies causing motion illusions
Spinning motion aftereffect disc
Ambiguous sweets that are both nice and nasty
Jelly beans that you taste with your nose
Nice and nasty sweets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rethinking the Senses Spring School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 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.

In order to deliver the state-of-the-art research in these fields, we have invited leading researchers from the fields of experimental and developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and philosophy to present their current research on these topics. Speakers include Colin Blakemore (School of Advanced Study, University of London); Andy Bremner (Goldsmiths); Ophelia Deroy (LMU and Centre for the Study of the Senses, University of London); Matthew Longo (Birkbeck); Christophe Lopez (CNRS, Marseille); Fiona Macpherson (Glasgow); Matthew Nudds (Warwick); Brigitte Röder (Hamburg); Barry C. Smith (School of Advanced Study, University of London); Salvador Soto-Faraco (Pompeu-Fabra); Charles Spence (Oxford); Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen); Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon); Sharon Zmigrod (Leiden).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/research/researchcentres/wma/current/rethinkingthesens...
 
Description Scentsory Science at Central St Martins 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Colin Blakemore was in conversation with Jenny Tillotson, Reader in Sensory Fashion at Central Saint Martins, chaired by Marina Wallace (who is a member of the Advisory Board of the Rethinking the Senses project). Jenny Tillotson is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, an Associate of the British Society of Perfumery, a STEM Ambassador and a Churchill Fellow. She directs the Scentsory Design® initiative, focusing on sensory fashion, merging perfumery with emerging technologies to offer social and therapeutic value in a desirable context. By combining biology with wearable technologies, clothing and jewelry emit evidence-based scents to reduce anxiety via a discreet wearable biofeedback loop when stress levels reach a pre-set threshold. A localised scent cloud is released in response to a biometric stimulus and tailored to fit specific moods., The conversation was about the scientific basis of this area of design, and about many possible applications of multisensory experience to fashion design. There was a lively discussion with the audience, which included many art students and teachers from a variety of disciplines, as well as members of the general public.

We have continued our collaboration with Central Saint Martins, which organised this event, and we remain in contact with Jenny Tillotson.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/in-conversation/
 
Description Science Oxford Cheesemas event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many questions

Request for consultancy work with design company
Request for collaboration from eating disorders group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scienceoxford.com/
 
Description Series of talks at Chicago Ideas week on Gastrophysics and Food design & Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "talks sparked questions and discussion afterwards. "

Plus follow-up contact from those working in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.chicagoideas.com/
 
Description Simner talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk generated fruitful discussion

Widened understanding of subject to audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-4/
 
Description Speaker, Rethinking the Senses, UNITING THE PHILOSPHY AND NEUROSCIENCE OF PERCEPTION: Flavour Perception, Oxford University, 04.04.16 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to psychologists, philosophers and neuroscientists about the multisensory perception of flavour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.philosophy.region.europe/21510
 
Description Special Collections event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Co-organised an event in Special Collections in the University of Glasgow Library for the public as part of the Understanding the Senses: Past and Present project. It consisted of a room displaying visual, audio and cross-modal illusions, illustrating the work of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and a display of some of the library's collection of manuscripts and early printed books relating to the history of the senses together with a presentation on the material by Lynn Verschuren.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/outreach/understanding-the-...
 
Description Spence talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description Spence, C. (2013). Multisensory flavour perception. Experimental Food Society Spectacular.8-9th November, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact extensive requests from restaurants and publishers in working together

Extensive press coverage of lab's activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). "Sound bites": When and why what we hear changes what we taste. The Science of Taste: An Interdisciplinary Symposium. August 11-12th Copenhagen, Denmark. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact questions and discussion

Led to invites at a number of other international gastronomy shows

Also led to several interviews broadcast on Danish Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Experience and multisensory design. Superfeelers Seminar, The Royal College of Arts, 9th June, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Many questions, and plan to put in interdisciplinary research grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). GOLA: Art and science of taste. Triennale de Milano. Milan, 3rd March, Milan. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact extensive discussion, and interactive tasting sessions

A couple of interviews on Italian national Radio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). How do your senses interact and where does vision fit in? Keynote presentation given at 100% Optical. 16th February, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact extensive questions and requests for further research

Some media opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Multisensory contributions to pleasure and pain. Tedx - Unexpected connections. 28th March, Hasselt. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TedX talk extensive questions and further discussion

publicity for lab work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. 100% Design. London, 17th September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interactive talk with many design professionals. Lots of questions

Talk has led to invites to give 2 workshops in Denmark to design professionals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. The UK Semiochemistry network: Chemical Signals in Vertebrates, British Workshop XXII. Cambridge, 22-23 July. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Extensive questions, and follow-up invites to give keynotes and public outreach talks

Extensive questions, and follow-up invites to give keynotes and public outreach talks

This led to public invite City University

and to keynote invite to ACE 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). On the future of food: Neuroscience-inspired multisensory design. Food Vision 2014, 31st March - 2nd April. Cannes France. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Extensive questions

Sparked invites to keynote at a number of other industry food and drink conferences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.foodnavigator.com/Events/Food-Vision-2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Synaesthesia and crossmodal correspondences: Similarities and differences. Synaesthesia conference 28 February-1st March. Hamburg Germany. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact extensive discussion


invitation to submit paper to special issue
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). Taste and value: What makes a 'good' bottle of wine. Invited presentation at Wine Vision 2014. 17-19th November, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact requests for consultation

industry interest in lab research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://winevision.com/
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). The music of taste: Online and in the real-world. Sensibus Festival, Seinajoki, Finland, 13-14th March. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Extensive discussion, and interactive dinner and wine tasting with members of public

A couple of public facing press articles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2014). The science of taste: The perfect meal. Invited session for patrons. The Smith Centre, Science Museum London, 22 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Many questions and we ran interactive demos with audience after talk

We are currently setting up to run a part of Crave Exhibition at Science Museum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The new science of the table. Workshop hosted at the 0th Alchemist's Flavour Festival. May 18-20th, Athens, Greece. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The new science of the table. Workshop hosted at the 0th Alchemist's Flavour Festival. May 18-20th, Athens, Greece.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Spence, C. (2015). On 'The Perfect Meal'. A curated experimental multisensory dinner at Westminster Kingsway College. 28th April, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). On 'The Perfect Meal'. A curated experimental multisensory dinner at Westminster Kingsway College. 28th April, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Spence, C. (2015). Sound:Sense. Conversation at ArtScience Museum, Singapore, 22nd August. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Sound:Sense. Conversation at ArtScience Museum, Singapore, 22nd August.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal. Aye Write festival. Glasgow, 20th April. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal. Aye Write festival. Glasgow, 20th April.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Spence, C. (2016). Your brain on flavour: Just how worried should we be by the rise of gastroporn? Brainy Bar, London, 22nd February. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2016). Your brain on flavour: Just how worried should we be by the rise of gastroporn? Brainy Bar, London, 22nd February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Spence, C., & Smith, B. (2014). Beyond taste: Drinking with all your senses. Open tutored tasting and presentation at Wine Vision 2014. 17-19th November, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press coverage in trade magazines

Requests for follow-up events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://winevision.com/
 
Description Spence, C., Deroy, O., & Spence, C. (2014). Eating with our eyes: Using the mind to trick the stomach into healthy eating. Invited presentation and cookery demonstration at Food Vision 2014. 18-20th November, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact extensive requests for information

we also ran 4 experimental booths to introduce food companies to our methods

Trade press coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.foodnavigator.com/Events/Food-Vision-2014
 
Description Spence, C., Michel, C., & Lloyd, C. (2014). Pairing music and food. Institute of Food Science & Technology Jubilee Conference, 14-15th May, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Extensive questions

Invitation to present similar interactive culinary/musical art plus sensory science event at Food Matters Live in EdeXel November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://ifst2.pseltd.com/upcoming_events/ifstjubileeconferencefantasticfutureoffood/
 
Description Summerschool Spence, C. (2015). Crossmodal correspondences. Summer School on the topic of MultiSensory Integration and Synesthesia, held 15-25 June, Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam. 23rd June. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Crossmodal correspondences. Summer School on the topic of MultiSensory Integration and Synesthesia, held 15-25 June, Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam. 23rd June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk Summer school on Embodied Social Cognition, Aegina, Greece 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk presented as part of a week-long summer school ; sparked questions and discussion afterwards ; several students kept in touch afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk at literary conference on mutlisensory flavour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Eating with all the senses. Invited presentation at Words by the water festival. Keswick, 6-15th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk food festival Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Gastrophysics: The perfect meal. Kokkescenen, Food Fesitival Aarhus. September 5th. Aarhus Denmark.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk for chefs and food industry professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). The perfect meal. Invited presentation given at Diálogos de cocina (9-10th March). San Sebastian, Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk to Eye Surgeons at King's College Hospital, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Philosophy of Hallucination and Perception, talk to Eye Surgeons at King's College Hospital, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk to art students, Central St Martins 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk spared questions and discussion afterwards

Contact were maintained with some students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk with chef at Literary Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C., & Caines, M. (2015). The perfect meal: In conversation with Michael Caines. Chagford Literary Festival. Chagford, 15th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description TedX talk London on Entomophagy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spence, C. (2015). Entomophagy. TedX City University, London 14th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Hidden Senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helped to run "The Hidden Senses: the secrets of taste and smell" a day of talks, activities, experiments, demonstrations, and exhibitions for the public to challenge their understanding of the senses of taste and smell, involving philosophers, psychologists, perfumiers, neuroscientists, artists, chefs, and technologists at the Dana Centre, Science Museum, London. The event showcased the work of the Rethinking the Senses project and was part of the national AHRC Being Human Festival of the Humanities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/the-hidden-senses-the-secrets-of-taste-and-smell
 
Description The Illusions Index 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Illusions Index is a fully searchable, interactive curated collection of illusions. The illusions are categorised into different types, allowing you to search for, and compare, illusions that fall under one or more type. Staff and students at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience have researched each illusion to provide detailed information about what it teaches us about the philosophy and psychology of perception.

The Illusions Index is an open-access resource, intended for use both by the general public and by researchers in the philosophy and psychology of perception, and beyond. The pages for each illusion are stable URLs, so researchers can easily cite illusions in scholarly work by referring to those URLs. The Index is funded by the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, the School of Humanities, and the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow, and by donations from you. All we ask is that you cite the articles in The Illusions Index using the author and citation information indicated beside each article, and conform to the Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC_SA 4.0).

The Illusions Index was conceived of by Professor Fiona Macpherson, and designed and developed together with Dr Keith Wilson and Mucky Puddle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.illusionsindex.org
 
Description The science of taste: The perfect meal. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an Invited session for patrons of applied research, held at The Smith Centre, Science Museum London. Much discussion and likely interaction with business.

Interaction with business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Timandra Harkeness interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Timandra Harkeness for a Blakeway Production programme for Radio 4 on sensory substitution and augmentation, to be broadcast in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Times Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talked spared questions and discussion afterwards with the audience and the other speakers

Contacted by journalists and MA students afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/whats-on/2014/beauty-and-the-brain/
 
Description Tutored tasting on senses Cannes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Spence, C., & Smith, B. (2015). Wine tasting with all the senses. Cannes, 17-19th March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Vatakis talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussion

Informed own thinking of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/seminar-3/
 
Description Warwick Rethinking the Senses Seminar: Metaperception and the senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar at University of Warwick by Jérôme Dokic (Institut Jean-Nicod) titled 'Metaperception and the senses': Our sensory experiences enable us to form warranted judgments about the sensible world, where the contents of the latter are inherited from the contents of the former. They also enable us to form more sophisticated judgments about some of their non-semantic properties: that they are occurring, that they are cases of vision (as opposed to audition, etc.), that they are cases of faint vision (as opposed to clear or optimal vision), etc. The latter judgments can be formed thanks to the exercises of metaperceptual abilities, some of which being specific to the sensory modality at stake. In this presentation, I enquire into the nature of these abilities, and argue that their outputs are not introspective experiences (quasi-perceptions of non-semantic properties of our experiences), but are best conceived as instances of practical knowledge. In a nutshell, I know that I see (rather than hear, etc.) the world because I know how to improve my visual relation to the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/research/researchcentres/wma/current/rethinkingthesense...
 
Description Website and Social Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I run an illusions website that receives around 300 hits per month.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2007,2008,
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/illusions/
 
Description Why We Should Count Balance As One of the Senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed by Jeff Gailus for an article on "Why We Should Count Balance As One of the Senses" for Nautilus science magazine, published 3 March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nautil.us/blog/we-should-count-balance-as-one-of-the-senses
 
Description Wilson & Macpherson, Glasgow Exploration 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised an interactive research station at Glasgow Explorathon, marking European Researchers' Night 2016. Our research stand demonstrated a variety of perceptual illusions and activities based around the themes of multisensory perception, illusions and the senses, and which relate to the Rethinking the Senses project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://gla.ac.uk/cspe/outreach/explorathon-2016/
 
Description Wilson & Macpherson, Glasgow Science Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Organised a series of talks on the philosophy and psychology of illusions at the annual Glasgow Science Festival, plus an interactive research station including hands-on activities which received many hundreds of visitors. Feedback from the event was extremely positive and many attendees were interested to hear about aspects of our research and the principles behind various perceptual illusions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://gla.ac.uk/cspe/outreach/glasgow-science-festival-2016/
 
Description Wilson & Macpherson, Objects of Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Keith Wilson and Fiona Macpherson contributed an exhibit to the 'Objects of Research' event at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. This consisted in an 'impossible' or paradoxical figure constructed out of Lego to recreate a well-known visual illusion known as the Penrose Triangle. Further information and illustrations were provided to explain the significance of the object to museum visitors, along with instructions on how to achieve the illusory effect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/news/headline_429114_en.html
 
Description Wilson Antwerp talk - Is There an Auditory Field? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Perceiving at a Distance Conference, University of Antwerp on whether there is an auditory field analogous to the visual field. 30 people in attendance, resulting in productive discussion and networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Wilson ECMN talk - Is There an Auditory Field? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the Early Career Mind Network Research Forum, University of Glasgow on whether there is an auditory field analogous to the visual field. 15 people attended, resulting in productive discussion and suggestions for further research directions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://earlycareermindnetwork.squarespace.com/glasgow/2016/5/5/ecmn-research-forum-glasgow-2016
 
Description Wilson ESPP talk - Is There an Auditory Field? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2016 Conference, University of St Andrews, on whether there is an auditory field analogous to the visual field. 30 people in attendance, resulting in productive discussion and requests for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://espp16.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/programme/
 
Description Wilson, AHRC GSF blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited blog post reporting on the Rethinking the Senses project's participation in Glasgow Science Festival 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciculture.ac.uk/2015/06/22/engaging-senses-at-the-glasgow-science-festival/
 
Description Wilson, CIN Tübingen talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented paper at a Workshop on Perception and Reasoning at the University of Tübingen's Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) entitled 'Do Visual Experiences Have Contents? Siegel's Argument from Appearing'. There was much discussion amongst workshop participants and Susanna Siegel, who also gave a response to the paper, and others wrote to me afterwards requesting further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cin.uni-tuebingen.de/news-events/browse-all-events/detail/view/337/page/1/cin-workshops-g...
 
Description Wilson, Edinburgh PPIG Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 15 academics and students attended this interdisciplinary research group meeting, generating useful questions and discussions. The session was also recorded for access to future University of Edinburgh students, as well as being published on YouTube (link below).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://youtu.be/9EdUQq2ZvEo
 
Description Wilson, Glasgow Senior Seminar talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a presentation entitled 'Phenomenal Looks, Phenomenal Content' at the University of Glasgow's Philosophy Senior Seminar, which prompted lively questions and discussions, as well as follow-up emails from, and discussions with, colleagues requesting further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wilson, Introduction to The Matrix 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave an introduction to an outdoor screening of the film The Matrix (approx. 200 people), focusing upon the philosophical issues that it raises about perception, knowledge and the nature of reality. This resulted in a short promotional video and the offer of further participation and involvement in future such events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://youtu.be/jEa6mIN0Ya0
 
Description Wilson, Stirling Visiting Speaker Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The talk generated discussion and questions on the research that was presented.

Email exchanges with several attendees concerning the contents of the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.stir.ac.uk/arts-humanities/about/law-philosophy/philosophy/
 
Description Wilson, Sussex COGS talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper on 'Individuating the Senses of Taste and Smell' at the University of Sussex's interdisciplinary Cognitive Science (COGS) Research Seminar. This prompted useful questions and discussion, as well as establishing contact with another researcher (Marianna Obrist) who is working this area and will give talks at future Rethinking the Senses events in Oxford and Glasgow.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wilson, Thought & Sense workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a paper entitled 'Is Perceptual Experience Representational? Travis's Argument from Looks' at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), University of Oslo, Thought and Sense project kickoff workshop. This resulted in useful exchanges with other workshop attendees, several of whom reported a change in their views on the topic of the presentation as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.hf.uio.no/csmn/english/research/news-and-events/events/thought-and-sense-kickoff-workshop...
 
Description Wilson, Warwick ECMN Pilot Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a paper on 'The Two Senses of Smell' at the Early Career Mind Network (ECMN) Pilot Meeting, University of Warwick, involving around 15 early career philosophers of mind. This prompted questions and discussions, and two more future such meetings are planned at the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge, respectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://sites.google.com/site/alisamandrigin/home/early-career-mind-network
 
Description Workshop - individuation of the senses 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Generated discussions and allowed for development of research

Collaborations with colleagues (new and old) continued to develop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/workshop-individuation-of-the-senses/
 
Description Workshop - searching for a taxonomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The day informed good discussion on the subject

A follow up workshop has been scheduled for 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/workshop-searching-for-a-taxonomy/
 
Description Zeman talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Generated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cspe/news-and-events/ppn-seminar...
 
Description research day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The talks generated good discussion with collaborators.

Further areas for research identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/research-day-2014/
 
Description society talk - Universal Synaesthesia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk generated discussions around the subject area.

There was interest in the topic and this has continued our collaboration with Charles Michel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/universal-synaesthesia/
 
Description workshop - ESPP 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Fruitful discussions through the duration of the workshop.

Allowed for development of future research and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/espp-2014-hosted-symposium/
 
Description workshop - Two Senses of Smell 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Discussions after stimulated future research

Research from this fed into a public launch of the charity Fifth Sense
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/events/event/another-event/
 
Description workshop: inaugural 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This served to introduce people to the themes of the project, creating fruitful discussions that were taken on board.

This broadened the audience, both academic and public, to the research project. It has encouraged new collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013