Between Multimodal Perception and Action
. Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp, Cambridge University)

February 6, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Institute of Philosophy, University of London

United Kingdom

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Thurs 6 Feb, 5.00pm IP CenSes Seminar: Room 243, Senate House, second floor, WC1
Bence Nanay (Antwerp and Cambridge)
Between Multimodal Perception and Action

In recent years, a lot of empirical findings have confirmed that multimodal perception is the rule, not the exception - processing in one sense modality influences and is influenced by processing in other sense modalities at various points. And a lot of different, independent empirical findings have confirmed that perception - at least some perception - is inherently bound up with our motor actions: some of our perceptual states directly, that is, without the mediation of beliefs/desires, influences our action. If we take these two set of findings together - and only if we take them together - we can make progress in some important philosophical debates about perception.I will talk about two of these: one concerning the sensory individuals of different sense modalities and one about the representation of space that allows for crossmodal binding.
Part of the Rethinking the Senses Project, funded by the AHRC.

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