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Perception and Its Modalities

Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen, and Stephen Biggs


This volume is about the many ways we perceive. The chapters explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content from receptoral information; what kinds of objects individuals perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event; how many senses people have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful. They consider the extent to which the senses act in concert, and whether this influence is epistemically pernici ... More

Keywords: sense modalities, crossmodal, perception, multisensory, sensory substitution, nonvisual perception, sensory integration

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199832798
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dustin Stokes, editor
University of Utah

Mohan Matthen, editor
University of Toronto

Stephen Biggs, editor
Iowa State University

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Sorting the Senses

Stephen Biggs, Mohan Matthen, and Dustin Stokes

Part I New Models of Perception

Part II Multimodal Perception

4 Is Consciousness Multisensory?

Charles Spence, and Tim Bayne

Part III The Nonvisual Senses

7 What Counts as Touch?

Matthew Fulkerson

8 Sound Stimulants

John Kulvicki

9 Olfactory Objects

Clare Batty

10 Confusing Tastes with Flavours

Charles Spence, Malika Auvray, and Barry Smith

Part IV Sensing Ourselves

11 Inner Sense

Vincent Picciuto, and Peter Carruthers

Part V New Issues Concerning Vision

12 The Diversity of Human Visual Experience

Howard C. Hughes, Robert Fendrich, and Sarah E. Streeter

13 A Crossmodal Perspective on Sensory Substitution

Ophelia Deroy, and Malika Auvray

14 The Dominance of the Visual

Dustin Stokes, and Stephen Biggs

Part VI Relating the Modalities

16 Morphing Senses

Erik Myin, Ed Cooke, and Karim Zahidi

17 A Methodological Molyneux Question

Mazviita Chirimuuta, and Mark Paterson

19 Distinguishing the Commonsense Senses

Roberto Casati, Jérôme Dokic, and François Le Corre

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