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Carolina English

The Qualia of Limitation

This project’s overall goal is to understand two phenomenal experiences:

1) People’s agency in forming mental representations of the world and

2) People’s agency in responding to these representations.

I will explore people’s control over the world built in their own minds. I can study this by examining blind-sight cases. In these cases, patients are not consciously aware of their surrounding objects, but can still respond to them. In other words, they cannot to use their “what” pathway, but are able to utilize their “where/how” pathway. I will use these studies and optical illusions to simulate a blind-sight patient’s experience.

Sector C: Art Practice and Technology


Advisors: Lisa Miracchi (PHIL) | Orkan Telhan (FNAR)