Attention & Conscious Perception

May 7, 2015 - May 8, 2015
Department of Philosophy, York University

Life Sciences Building 103
York University

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Britt Anderson
University of Waterloo
York University
Ned Block
New York University
Trey Boone
University of Pittsburgh
Marisa Carrasco
New York University
Elizabeth Cutrone
New York University
Dirk Kerzel
University of Geneva
Keith Schneider
James Stazicker
University of Reading
Carnegie Mellon University


York University

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Does attention alter conscious perception? For example, does visually attending to an object make it look bigger, brighter, or otherwise alter the properties that it looks to have? Psychologists have been debating these questions at least since the 19th Century when William James and Gustav Fechner staked out opposing answers. Over the past decade, interest in this debate has renewed as psychologists and neuroscientists have developed new experimental methods to address these questions, and philosophers have leaned on their results to draw conclusions about the nature of attention, consciousness, and perception. This workshop aims to advance our understanding of these issues by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers to discuss their approaches and findings.

While registration for the workshop is free, space is limited.  If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected].

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