Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

To mark the launch of our call for applications for the first SAS/Senate House Library ‘Public Engagement Innovators Scheme’, we asked some staff from across the School about their experiences of public engagement and how it has influenced their research and professional practice. In this second post Dr Merle Fairhurst, research fellow in the Institute… Continue reading Rethinking the Senses (Public Engagement Case Study – Dr Merle Fairhurst)

#PotW: CenSes Seminar on Multisensory Perception and Action: Embodiment in perception and language – 11 December

In the Research Unit in Cognitive and Affective Sciences, we have recently performed a series of psychophysical and brain imaging studies together with neuropsychological investigations of brain-lesioned patients to demonstrate that perception is to be considered as an active process that requires combining sensory signals with information from the body and the action system. The influence of… Continue reading #PotW: CenSes Seminar on Multisensory Perception and Action: Embodiment in perception and language – 11 December

‘Tim Jenison is like Miss Marples or Hercule Poirot’: SAS interviews Colin Blakemore

Back in January it was announced that a film to which Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy in the School of Advanced Study, had contributed was nominated for a BAFTA as well as being shortlisted for an Oscar nomination. We caught up with him earlier this week to chat about, science, art and how… Continue reading ‘Tim Jenison is like Miss Marples or Hercule Poirot’: SAS interviews Colin Blakemore

Colin Blakemore investigates the nature of visual perception in BAFTA-nominated film

Professor Colin Blakemore’s work branches out into a plethora of disciplines delving into the mechanisms of the brain, thought and perception, in his role as Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy in the School of Advanced Study. As a renowned neuroscientist with a particular interest in visual perception, he was delighted recently to contribute to the… Continue reading Colin Blakemore investigates the nature of visual perception in BAFTA-nominated film