The Senses Research Workshop-Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris

19-21 June 2009

Friday 19 June, 2009


Location: Salle Dussane

10:00-10:30            Welcome

10:30-11:50            Howard Hughes (Dartmouth University, USA), ‘What is a sense?’

11:50-1:10              Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow, UK), ‘Individuating the senses’

1:10-2:40                Lunch

2:40-4:00                Charles Spence (Oxford University, UK), ‘Psychology and defining the senses’

4:00-4:15                Coffee

4:15-5:35                Tim Bayne (Oxford University, UK) ‘The unity of the sensory experience’

8:00                        Dinner- Le Procope, 13 rue de l'Ancienne Comédie

Saturday 20 June, 2009

Location: Salle des Actes

9:30-10:50          Frederique de Vignemont (Institut Jean-Nicod, France) and Pierre Jacob (Institut 

                           Jean-Nicod, France), ‘Is there a mirroring route to empathy?’

10:50-12:10        Susanna Millar (Oxford University, UK) ‘Spatial coding, the senses & Occam's razor:

                          Findings for touch and vision’

12:10-12:25        Coffee

12:25-1:45          Murat Aydede (University of British Columbia, Canada) ‘Pain Perception: An


1:45-3:15            Lunch

3:15-4:35            Malika Auvray (CNRS, France) and Erik Myin (University of Antwerp, Belgium),

                           ‘Perception with compensatory devices: From sensory substitution to sensorimotor 


4:35-4:50            Coffee

4:50-6:10             Jon Bird (University of Sussex, UK) and Andy Clark (University of Edinburgh, UK), 

                           ‘Perceptual Extensions: From Theory to Practice and Back Again’

8:00                     Dinner-Le Mauzac, 5 rue de l'Abbée de l'Epée

Sunday 21 June, 2009

Location: Salle des Actes

9:30-10:50         Matthew Nudds (University of Edinburgh, UK) ‘Auditory-visual perception: cross-

                          modal or amodal?'

10:50-12:10        Roberto Casati (Institut Jean-Nicod, France) and Jerome Dokic (Institut Jean-Nicod,

                          France) ‘On distinguishing the auditory sense’

12:10-1:40          Lunch

1:40-3:00            Matthew Fulkerson (University of Toronto, Canada) ‘Multisensory Experience and the

                          Unity of Touch’

3:00-4:20            Randy Gallistel (Rutgers University, USA) ‘The abstract senses: space, time, number

                          and probability’

4:20-4:35            Farewell

Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris