CSPE at the Glasgow Science Festival
Issued: Mon, 18 May 2015 17:36:00 BST
The Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience (CSPE) is taking part in this year’s Glasgow Science Festival with researchers from the Rethinking the Senses and Value of Suffering projects demonstrating the latest research on the science and philosophy of the senses.
Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove
Can what you see affect what you hear?
How do taste and smell create the experience of flavour?
What makes smells nice or nasty?
Can you hear whether something is hot or cold?
Come to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum between 1:30 and 4:30pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015 to experience the mysterious and surprising world of taste, smell, and multisensory illusions. Participate in fun and interactive activities that demonstrate how our senses work together to create an integrated experience of the world… and what happens when they go wrong!
Researchers from the above projects will also be giving public talks on the following topics:
- Sunday 7 June, 5:00–6:30pm: The Perfect Meal, Professor Charles Spence (Oxford)
- Sunday 7 June, 7:00–8:30pm: The Value of Suffering, Professor Michael Brady (Glasgow)
- Monday 8 June, 7:00–9:00pm: Vision, Perception and Illusion, Professor Sir Colin Blakemore (School of Advanced Studies, London) and Professor Fiona Macpherson (Glasgow)
Talks will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 in the Boyd Orr building and are free of charge, though spaces are limited, so please book a ticket via the above links in advance to avoid disappointment.
Further details of the above events can be found in the following blog posts:
- Engaging the Senses at the Glasgow Science Festival
- Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘The Perfect Meal’
- Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘The Value of Suffering’
- Glasgow Science Festival Event: ‘Vision, Perception and Illusion’