Sensation and Perception to Awareness: Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Sensation Sussex Conference 2021

Perception and Consciousness: From Biological to Computational Approaches

Thursday 7th & Friday 8th October 2021, 1pm-5pm, Online via Zoom

Registration is now closed, but you can still look at our event page, and we are in the process of getting consent to post the recordings.

How is what we see affected by what we know, or think we know?  To what extent do our conscious perceptual experiences track sensory data?  The conference will bring together researchers investigating the perception and conciousness from different approaches, namely biological (day one) and computational (day two). The conference also brings together and researchers exploring the relationship between sensing, perception and awareness more generally. 

Schedule and Abstracts


Day 1 Speakers:

- Prof. Liad Mudrik (Tel Aviv University, Israel - Liad Mudrik Lab).

- Assoc. Prof. Jaan Aru (University of Tartu, Estonia - Computational Neuroscience Lab).

- Prof. Floris de Lange (Radboud University of Nijmegen, Netherlands - Predictive Brain Lab).

- Prof. Claire Sergent (Université de Paris, France - Sergent Conciousness Lab).

- Prof. Axel Cleeremans (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium - CRCN Lab).


Day 2 Speakers:

- Dr. Emanuela Maggioni (University College London, UK - Interaction Centre).

- Dr. David Plans (University of Exeter, UK - Social Cognition Lab / BioBeats).

- Prof. Miguel Nicolelis (Duke University, USA - Nicolelis Lab). Unable to attend due to internet issues

- Dr. Timothy Brown (University of Washington, USA - Department of Philosophy).


PhD Student Presentations:

Itay Yaron, Karl Kristjan Kaup, Carla Dance, and Giulia Cabbai