SSHRC Insight Development Grant: "Forms of Mind"


Project Summary:

"Forms of Mind" examines the role that sensory perception plays in our knowledge of the world, with a special focus on the form or code in which information is packaged in perception.

Project Description:

Sensory perception delivers crucial news about the world around us. How do we use this news content to decide how to move around the world and to develop and test theories about the underlying principles of the universe? "Forms of Mind" investigates the role of perception in knowledge by drawing on contemporary research in vision science and cognitive psychology that reveals the complex and diverse forms in which information is encoded in the mind. The project consists of three objectives: (1) To identify the forms in which information is encoded in sensory perception; (2) To identify the biases, assumptions, and constraints implicit in the forms in which perceptual information is encoded; (3) To examine how these biases, assumptions, and constraints distort or facilitate our acquisition of knowledge about the world.

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Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

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Canada

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Jul
2020
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Jun
2022

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SSHRC
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