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Workshop: Perceptual Learning and Expertise

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 5:15pm

Claudia Cohen 402

Perceptual Learning and Expertise


Date: Friday, February 24th from 1-4:30 and Saturday,

February 25th, from 11-5:15


Location: University of Pennsylvania, Claudia Cohen Hall, Room 402. 


Organizers: Kevin Connolly (University of Pennsylvania) and Adrienne Prettyman (Bryn Mawr College)


Contact Person: Kevin Connolly




Friday, February 24th


General Introduction and Welcome:

1:00-1:10: Kevin Connolly  


1:10—2:45: Rebecca Copenhaver (Philosophy, Lewis and Clark College)

“Thomas Reid on Acquired Perception: Cognitive Permeation or Perceptual Learning?”


3:00—4:30 Mohan Matthen (Philosophy, University of Toronto)

“Learning to Perceive is Why We Have Art”



Saturday, February 25th


11:00-12:30--Robert Goldstone (Psychology, Indiana University)

“Fitting Perception in/to Cognition”


2:00—3:30 Charles Gilbert (Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University)

“Visual Cortical Dynamics and Perceptual Learning”


3:45—5:15 David Chalmers (Philosophy, New York University)

“Perception and Illusion in Virtual Reality”