CFP: Sense and Space

Third annual iCog conference, February 2016

Sense and Space

18th-19th February 2016
Senate House, University of London

Invited speakers:

Spatial perception is ubiquitous in both human and animal lives. It is relatively plain that vision, audition and touch are spatial senses, but the cases of olfaction and gustation are less clear. But even in those clear cases, it is arguable that different senses register space and spatial properties in different ways. For example, historically it has been argued that vision is intrinsically two-dimensional and has to gain their three-dimensionality from touch (Berkeley 1709); an even more extremely view has it that touch as such lacks three-dimensionality (Hume 1739, Diderot 1749). Nowadays researchers are more equipped to investigate these as well as other related questions empirically, but so far many of those questions remain wide open. This conference seeks to gain a deeper understanding of spatial perception in humans and other animals.

Call for abstracts
We welcome submissions for both paper and poster proposals that fall into this main theme. Approaches include, but are not exhausted by, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, animal studies, machine learning, computer science, and philosophy. Please send abstract (200-500 words) to Tony Cheng by 15th November 2015. The results will be sent out by Christmas.