Being Human: Coming to Our Senses

18 November 2017, 12.30pm - 3.30pm
The Macmillan Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The experience of daily life is shaped by our senses and yet there is still so much we don’t know about them. Discover senses you didn't know you had and learn what they do. Find out what it's like to live with sensory loss and what can be done to overcome it. The team from the Centre for the Study of the Senses will guide you through the world of sensory experience with hand- on demonstrations where you can explore sensory substitution and sensory extension. You’ll also discover what the arts and industry are doing to enhance your sensory landscape. 

This event brings together an interdisciplinary group exploring the Being Human theme 'lost and found' in sensory experience. This session will feature talks, demos, and experiences in areas such as scent, haptics, food and medicine. 

Key speakers and demos from: 

12.45: Sir Colin Blakemore,  ‘Seeing in Depth’

13.10: Prof Ophelia Deroy, ‘Name the Scent’

13:45: Sofia Bonicalzi ‘ Feeling the unknown’

14.10: Dr Sarah Garfinkle, ‘What the heart knows’

14.45: Prof Barry Smith, ‘Taste the colour’

15.10: Antonio Cataldo, ‘Tasty Vibration’


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