- Topics in the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness (for third-year Psychologists)
- Philosophy of Psychology (for second-year Psychologists)
My research is in philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, and epistemology. I aim to understand sensory perception in a way that’s sensitive both to philosophical problems and to the latest scientific evidence. I’m especially interested in the commonplace idea that sensory experience is a source of knowledge about the world around us. I argue that, to do justice to this idea, we need to appreciate various respects in which the senses give us an indeterminate view both of the world around us and of ourselves.
My current projects are about perceptual knowledge and self-knowledge, visual attention and agency over one’s experiences, consciousness and signal detection, and the neural correlates of consciousness.
In the past few years I have collaborated with Miguel Ángel Sebastián (UNAM Philosophy) on a British Academy Newton Mobility Fund project about perceptual discrimination; with Emma Borg, Nat Hansen (University of Reading, Philosophy), Richard Harrison and Tim Salomons (University of Reading, Psychology) on a project about the concept of pain and its clinical implications; with Andrew Glennerster (University of Reading, Psychology) on a multidisciplinary AHRC Research Network project about the action-based brain, which included philosophers, neuroscientists, and computer vision experts.
I am an Associate Editor of the journal Philosophy.