New Work on Perceptual Confidence

August 5, 2019 - August 7, 2019
St John's College, Cambridge University

St John's College
Cambridge CB2 1TP
United Kingdom


Barnard College
Cambridge University

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A workshop to discuss new work on perceptual confidence. A half day on the Monday, and two full days on the Tuesday and Wednesday, each concluding with a roundtable. Further conversation over dinner.

Speakers: Jake Beck (York), Alex Byrne (MIT), Rachel Denison (NYU), Anya Farennikova (CUNY), Chris Fetsch (Johns Hopkins), Steven Gross (Johns Hopkins), John Morrison (Barnard / Columbia), Jessie Munton (Cambridge), Susanna Siegel (Harvard), and Jonna Vance (Northern Arizona State).

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Day 1 Monday 5th August

(Rough theme: empirical approaches)

12:30 - 14:00   John Morrison  (Barnard College, Columbia)“Empirical Evidence for Perceptual Confidence

14:30 - 16:00   Chris Fetsch (Johns Hopkins) “Confidence in multisensory decisions: probing a dual readout of sensory uncertainty”

17:00 - 18:30   Rachel Denison (NYU) “What do models of visual perception tell us about visual phenomenology?” 

19:00 -  Dinner

Day 2 Tuesday 6th August

(Rough theme: varieties of perceptual confidence)

9:00 - 10:30  Jonna Vance (Northern Arizona) “Vague perception” 

11:00 - 12:30  Anya Farennikova  (CUNY) “Probabilistic Perception”

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00  Steven Gross (Johns Hopkins) “Probabilistic Representations in Perception: Are There Any, and What Would They Be?”

15:30 – 17:00  Susanna Siegel  (Harvard) TBC

17:15 - 18:15  Round table discussion (EJ Green (MIT), Tom McClelland (Warwick))

19:00 -  Dinner

Day 3 Wednesday 7th August

(Rough theme: Perceptual epistemology and perceptual confidence)

 9:00 - 10:30   Jake Beck (York) “A vote of no confidence”

11:00 - 12:30   Alex Byrne (MIT) “Perception and probability”

12:30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Jessie Munton (St John’s College, Cambridge) “Perceptual confidence across time” 

15:15-16:15 Roundtable (Filippo Vindrola (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & TBC)

19:00 - Dinner

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