Here is an (incomplete) bibliography of philosophical and scientific research, organized by some of the research aims of the project.


Sensation and cognition

Bruner, J.S., & Goodman C.C. (1947). Value and need as organizing factors in perception. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 42: 33-44.

Churchland, P. M. (1979). Scientific Realism and The Plasticity of Mind. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Churchland, P. M. (1988). Perceptual Plasticity and Theoretical Neutrality: A Reply to Jerry

Fodor. Philosophy of Science 55: 167-187.

Delk, J. L. and Fillenbaum, S. (1965). Differences in Perceived Colour as a Function of Characteristic Color. The American Journal of Psychology 78: 290-93.

Fodor, J. (1983) Modularity of Mind. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Fodor, J. (1984). Observation Reconsidered. Philosophy of Science 51: 23- 43. 

Fodor, J. (1988). A reply to Churchland's ‘Perceptual plasticity and theoretical neutrality’. Philosophy of Science 55: 188-19.

Gentaz, E. and Rossetti, Y. (1999). Is haptic perception continuous with cognition? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22(3): 378-9.

Macpherson, F. (forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research; online) Cognitive Penetration of Colour Experience: Rethinking the Issue in Light of an Indirect Mechanism.

Moore, C. (1999). Cognitive impenetrability of early vision does not imply cognitive impenetrability of perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22(3): 385-6.

Noë, A. and Thompson, E. (1999). Seeing beyond the modules toward the subject of perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22(3): 386-7.

Purdy, K., Lederman, S., & Klatzky, R. (2004). Haptic processing of the location of a known property: does knowing what you've touched tell you where it is? Canadian Journal Experimental Psychology 58: 32-45.

Pylyshyn, Z. (1999). Is vision continuous with cognition? The case for cognitive impenetrability of visual perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (3):341-365.

Raftopoulos, A. (2001). Reentrant Pathways and the Theory-Ladenness of Perception. Philosophy of Science 68 (Proceedings): S187-S199.

Siegel, S. (forthcoming in Nous; online). Cognitive Penetrability and Perceptual Justification.

Stokes, D. (online) Perceiving and Desiring: A New Look at the Cognitive Penetrability of Experience

Distinguishing the senses

Arcaya, J. (1989). Memory and temporality: A phenomenological alternative. Philosophical Psychology 2 (1): 101-110.   

Carruthers, P. (2003) Phenomenal Consciousness: A Naturalistic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coady, C. A. J. (1974). The senses of Martians. Philosophical Review 83 (1):107-125.

Cox, J. W. Roxbee (1970). Distinguishing the senses. Mind 79:530-550

Gray, Richard (2005). On the concept of a sense. Synthese 147:461-475.

Grice, H. P. (1962). Some remarks about the senses. In R. J. Butler (ed.), Analytical Philosophy, First Series. Oxford University Press.

Keeley, B. L. (2002). Making sense of the senses: Individuating modalities in humans and other animals. Journal Of Philosophy 99:5-28

Nudds, M. (online). Is seeing just like feeling? Kinds of experiences and the five senses.

Nudds, M. (2004). The significance of the senses. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 104:31-51.

O’Dea, J.  (forthcoming) A Proprioceptive Account of the Sense Modalities.  In F. Macpherson (ed.)The Senses: Classical and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives, Oxford University Press.

Ross, P. W. (forthcoming). Common sense about qualities and senses. Philosophical Studies.

Scott, Michael (2007). Distinguishing the senses. Philosophical Explorations 10:257 – 262.

Soribji, Richard (1971). Aristotle on demarcating the five senses. Philosophical Review 80: 55-79.

Sensory integration

Auvray, M., & Spence, C. (2008). The multisensory perception of flavor. Consciousness and Cognition 17: 1016-1031.

Driver, J., & Spence, C. (1998). Attention and the crossmodal construction of space. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2: 254-262.

Millar, S. (2008). Space and Sense. Psychology Press. Hove U.K.: Taylor & Francis.

Millar, S. (1994) Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and evidence from studies with blind and sighted children. Oxford University Press. 

Spence, C., & Driver, J. (Eds.) (2004). Crossmodal space and crossmodal attention. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sensory maps and information

Balsam, P., & Gallistel, C. R. (2009). Temporal maps and informativeness in associative learning. Trends in Neurosciences. 32: 73-78.

Hughes, H.C., Nelson, M. & Aronchick, D. (1998). Spatial characteristics of visual-auditory summation in human saccades. Vision Research 38: 3955-3963.

Hughes, H.C., Aronchick, D.A. & Nelson, M.D. (1997) Spatial scale interactions and visual tracking performance. Perception 26: 1047-1058.

Kappers, A. M. (2007). Haptic space processing--allocentric and egocentric reference frames. Canadian journal of experimental psychology 61: 208-18.  

Klatzky, R., & Lederman, S. (2003). Representing spatial location and layout from sparse kinesthetic contacts. Journal of Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 29(2), 310-325.  

Lloyd D. M, Shore D. I., Spence C., and Calvert G. A. (2003). Multisensory representation of limb position in human premotor cortex.  Nature Neuroscience 6: 17-8.

Mennemeier, M., Wertman, E., & Heilman, K. M. (1992). Neglect of near peripersonal space. Evidence for multidirectional attentional systems in humans. Brain : a journal of neurology, 115 Pt 1, 37-50.  

Roder B., Kusmierek A., Spence C., and Schicke T. (2007) Developmental vision determines the reference frame for the multisensory control of action.  Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences USA, 104:4753-8.

Evolution of the senses

Bower, T.G.R. (1974). The evolution of sensory systems. In R.B. MacLeod and H. Pick Jr. (Eds). Perception: Essays in Honour of James J. Gibson. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Hughes, H. (1999) Sensory Exotica: A World Beyond Human Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Humphrey, N. (1992). A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness. Simon and Schuster.

Kaas, J. H. (2004). Evolution of somatosensory and motor cortex in primates. The Anatomical Record Part A: Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology 281A(1): 1148-1156.

Parker, A. (2004). In the Blink of an Eye: How Vision Sparked the Big Bang of Evolution. Basic Books.  


Bodily feelings and cognitive feelings

Armstrong, D. M. (1962). Bodily Sensations. Routledge & Paul.  

Auvray, M., Myin, E. & Spence, C. (in press), In F. McGlone (Ed.). Touch, Temperature, Pleasure, and Pain, special issue of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Aydede, M. (forthcoming). Is Feeling Pain the Perception of Something? Journal of Philosophy.

Aydede, M. (ed) (2006). Pain: New Essays on Its Nature and the Methodology of Its Study. MIT Press.

Aydede, M. (2005). Pain. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Ed. by E. N. Zalta, Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

Aydede, M. and Guzeldere, G. (2002) Some Foundational Problems in the Scientific Study of Pain. Philosophy of Science, 69: 265-283.

Bayne, T. (2009).  The Sense of Agency. In F. Macpherson (ed.) The Senses. Oxford:Oxford University Press.

Bayne, T. (2008).  The Phenomenology of Agency. Philosophy Compass 3:1-21.

Bayne, T. (2007). Hypnosis and the unity of consciousness.  In G. Jamieson (ed.), Hypnosis and Conscious States: The Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.   

Bayne, T. & Levy, N. (2006). The feeling of doing: Deconstructing the phenomenology of agency. In N. Sebanz & W. Prinz (eds.), Disorders of Volition. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Bayne, T. & Pacherie, E. (2004).  Bottum-up or top-down: Campbell’s rationalist accoutn of monothematic delusions. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 11 (1):1-11.

Bayne, T. & Pacherie, E. (2004). Experience, belief, and the interpretive fold. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 11 (1):81-86.

Bayne, T. J. & Pacherie, E. (2005). In defense of the doxastic conception of delusions.  Mind and Language 20 (2):163-88.   

Brewer, W. (1996). What is recollective memory? In David C. Rubin (ed.), Remembering Our Past: Studies in Autobiographical Memory. Cambridge University Press.

Brewer, B. (1992).  Self-location and agency. Mind 101 (401):17-34.   

Brockelman, P. (1975). Of memory and things past. International Philosophical Quarterly 15: 309-325.

Campbell, J. (1997).  The structure of time in autobiographical memory. European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):105-17.

Cobb-Stevens, R. (1998). James and Husserl: Time-consciousness and the intentionality of presence and absence. In D. Zahavi (ed.), Self-Awareness, Temporality, and Alterity. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Cole, J. (2007). The phenomenology of agency and intention in the face of paralysis and insentience. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (3):309-325.

Coltheart, M. (2005). Commentary: Conscious experience and delusional belief. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 12 (2):153-157.  

Davis, L. (1982). What is it like to be an agent? Erkenntnis 18:195-213.

Debus, D. (2007).  Perspectives on the past: A study of the spatial perspectival characteristics of recollective memories. Mind and Language 22 (2):173-206.

Denton, D. Shade, R.  Zamarippa, F. Egan, G., Blair-West, J., McKinley, M., Lancaster, J., & Fox, P. (1999). Neuroimaging of genesis and satiation of thirst and an interoceptor-driven theory of origins of primary consciousness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 96: 5304-5309.

Banzett,R. & Moosavi,S. (2001). Dyspnea and Pain: Similarities and Contrasts between Two Very Unpleasant Sensations. American Pain Society Bulletin, 11.

de Vignemont, F. (2007), Habeas Corpus: the Sense of Ownership of One's Body. Mind and Language, 22: 427-449.

Dokic, J. (2003). The sense of ownership: An analogy between sensation and action. In J. Roessler (ed.), Agency and Self-Awareness: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Ehrsson H H, Spence Charles, and Passingham Richard E (2004) That's my hand! Activity in premotor cortex reflects feeling of ownership of a limb.  Science 305(5685):875-7.

Fernandez, J. (2008).  Memory, past and self. Synthese 160 (1).   

Fernandez, J. (forthcoming). Memory and time.  Philosophical Studies.   

Gallese, V. (2000). The inner sense of action.  Agency and motor represenations.  Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (10):23-40.

Georgieff, N. & Jeannerod, M. (1998).  Beyond consciousnes of external reality: A “who” system for consciousness of action and self-consciousness. Consciousness and Cognition 7 (3):465-477.

Hoerl, C. (1999).  Memory, amnesia, and the past. Mind and Language 14 (2):227-51.   

Horgan, T., Tienson, J., & Graham, G. (2003). The phenomenology of first-person agency. In S. Walter & H. Heckmann (eds.), Physicalism and Mental Causation. Imprint Academic.

Jeannerod, M. (2003). Consciousness of action and self-consciousness: A cognitive neuroscience approach. In J. Roessler (ed.) Agency and Self-Awareness: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Malcolm, N. (1963). Memory and the past. The Monist 47:247-266.

Maravita, A., Spence, C., & Driver, J. (2003). Multisensory integration and the body schema: close to hand and within reach. Current Biology 13(13): 531-539.

Marcel, A. (2003). The sense of agency: Awareness and ownership of action. In  J. Roessler (ed.) Agency and Self-Awareness: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Matthen, M. (online). The feeling of pressence.

McGlone, F., Vallbo, A. B., Olausson, H., Loken, L., & Wessberg, J. (2007). Discriminative touch and emotional touch. Canadian journal of experimental psychology 61(3): 173-83.

McKinley, M., Denton D. A, Oldfield, J; de Oliveira, L., Mathai, M. (2006). Water intake and the neural correlates of the consciousness of thirst. Seminars in Nephrology 26(3):249-57.

Mossel, B. (2005).  Action, control, and sensations of acting. Philosophical Studies 124 (2):129-180.

Nelson, J. (1963).  The validation of memory and out conception of a past. Philosophical Review 72 (January):35-47.

Ochsner, K. (2000). Are affective events richly recollected or simply familiar? The experience and process of recognizing feelings past. Journal of Experimental Psychology 129:242-261.

Pacherie, E., Green, M., & Bayne, T. (2006).  Phenomenology and delusions: Who put the ‘alien’ in alien control?  Consciousness and Cognition 15 (3):566-577.

Pautz, A. (2007). Intentionalism and perceptual presence. Philosophical Perspectives 21 (1):495-541.  

Perner, J., Kloo, D. & Stöttinger, E. (forthcoming).Introspection & remembering. Synthese.

Pylyshyn, Z. (2003).  Return of the mental image: Are there really pictures in the brain? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 7 (3):113-118.

Reid, M. (2005). Memory as initial experiencing of the past. Philosophical Psychology 18 (6):671-698.

Salmon, W. (1974). Memory and perception. In Human Knowledge. Duckworth.  

Sewards, T. & Sewards, M. (2000).  The awareness of thirst: Proposed neural correlates. Consciousness and Cognition 9 (4):463-487.

Young, G. (2008). Restating the role of phenomenal experience in the formation and maintenance of the capgras delusion. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (2).

Sensory substitution and prosthetics

Auvray, M., & Myin, E. (in press). Perception with compensatory devices. From sensory substitution to sensorimotor extension. Cognitive Science.

Auvray, M., Philipona, D., O’Regan, J. K., & Spence, C. (2007). The perception of space and form recognition in a simulated environment: The case of minimalist sensory-substitution devices. Perception 36: 1736-1751.

Auvray, M., Hanneton, S., & O’Regan, J. K. (2007). Learning to perceive with a visuo-auditory substitution system: Localization and object recognition with The Voice. Perception 36: 416-430.

Bach-y-Rita, P., Collins, C.C., Saunders, F., White, B., and Scadden, L. (1969). Vision substitution by tactile image projection. Nature 221: 963–964.

Bach-y-Rita, P., Kaczmarek KA, Tyler ME, Garcia-Lara J. (1998)  Form perception with a 49-point electrotactile stimulus array on the tongue: a technical note. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 35(4):427-30


Bach-y-Rita, P. and Kercel, S. (2003). Sensory substitution and the human-machine interface. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (7): 541-546.

Frey, S. H., Bogdanov, S., Smith, J. C., Watrous, S., & Breidenbach, W. C. (2008). Chronically deafferented sensory cortex recovers a grossly typical organization after allogenic hand transplantation. Current Biology: CB, 18(19), 1530-4.

Hochberg, L. R., & Taylor, D. M. (2009). Intuitive prosthetic limb control. The Lancet 369(9559), 345-346.  

Holmes, N. P., Calvert, G. A., & Spence, C. (2004). Extending or projecting peripersonal space with tools? Multisensory interactions highlight only the distal and proximal ends of tools. Neuroscience letters 372(1-2), 62-7.  

Pegna, A. J., Petit, L., Caldara-Schnetzer, A. S., Khateb, A., Annoni, J. M., Sztajzel, R., et al. (2001). So near yet so far: neglect in far or near space depends on tool use. Annals of neurology 50(6), 820-2.  

Time and the senses

Husserl, E. (1991) On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time. Trans. J. Brough. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

James, W. (1890/1981). The Perception of Time. Ch. 15 in The Principles of Psychology. Harvard University Press.

Spence, C. (in press). Prior entry: Attention and temporal perception. In A. C. Nobre & J. T. Coull (Eds.), Attention and time. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vatakis, A., Navarra, J., Soto-Faraco, S., & Spence, C. (2008). Audiovisual temporal adaptation of speech: Temporal order versus simultaneity judgments. Experimental Brain Research 185, 521-529.

Sensory subordination and domination

Auvray, M., Gallace, A., Hartcher-O'Brien, J., Tan, H. Z., & Spence, C. (2008). Tactile and visual distractors induce change blindness for tactile stimuli presented on the fingertips. Brain Research 1213: 111-119.

Calvert, G. A., & Thesen, T. (2004). Multisensory integration: methodological approaches and emerging principles in the human brain. Journal of Physiology-Paris, 98(1-3): 191-205.  

Ellis, R., Flanagan, J., & Lederman, S. (1999). The influence of visual illusions on grasp position. Experimental Brain Research 125(2): 109-114.  

Ernst, M. O., & Newell, F. N. (2007). Multisensory recognition of actively explored objects. Canadian journal of experimental psychology 61(3): 242-53.  

Ghazanfar, A. A., & Schroeder, C. E. (2006). Is neocortex essentially multisensory? Trends in Cognitive Science 10(6): 278-285.  

Jones, L. A., Kunkel, J., & Piateski, E. (2009). Vibrotactile pattern recognition on the arm and back. Perception 38(1): 52 – 68. 

Klatzky, R., Lederman, S., & Langseth, S. (2003). Watching a Cursor Distorts Haptically Guided Reproduction of Mouse Movement. J Exp Psychol Appl 9(4): 228-35.

Lopes, D. (2000) What Is It Like to See with Your Ears? The Representational Theory of Mind, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60: 439-53.

Martin, M. G. F. (1992). Sight and Touch. In T. Crane (Ed.) The Contents of Experience. Cambridge University Press.  


Moseley, G. L., Parsons, T. J., & Spence, C. (2008). Visual distortion of a limb modulates the pain and swelling evoked by movement. Current Biology 18: R1047-R1048.

O'Callaghan, C. (2008). Seeing what you hear:Cross-Modal Illusions and Perception. Philosophical Issues 18(1): 316-338.

Tononi, G., Edelman, G. M., & Sporns, O. (1998). Complexity and coherency: integrating information in the brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2(12): 474-484.  

Van Damme, S., Crombez, G., & Spence, C. (2009). Is visual dominance modulated by the threat value of visual and auditory stimuli? Experimental Brain Research 193: 197-204

Van Damme, S., Gallace, A., Spence, C., & Moseley, G. L. (2009). Does the sight of physical threat induce a tactile processing bias? Modality-specific attentional facilitation induced by viewing threatening pictures. Brain Research 1253: 100-106.

Dual systems

Clark, A. (2001) Visual Experience and Motor Action: Are The Bonds Too Tight? Philosophical Review 110: 495-519.

Jacob, P. and Jeannerod, M. (2003). Ways of Seeing: The Scopes and Limits of Visual Cognition.  Oxford University Press.

Jeannerod, M. and P. Jacob (2004). Visual cognition: A new look at the two-visual systems model. Neuropsychologia 43: 301-12.

Matthen, M. (2005) Seeing, Doing, and Knowing. Oxford University Press.

Milner, D. and M. Goodale. (1995). The Visual Brain in Action. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Reed, C., Klatzky, R., & Halgren, E. (2005). What vs. where in touch: an fMRI study. Neuroimage 25(3),