Calendar | Workshop

Perceptual Plasticity

Montréal, 9 - 10 May 2024

Over the course of a lifetime, our senses transform themselves steadily via a vast array of personal and subpersonal processes. These changes—which are due to various factors, including genetics, growth, aging, maturation, development, learning, interpersonal relations, environmental transactions, intersensory interactions, etc.—impact how we perceive people, things, and events. The transformation of perceptual experience that results from these changes could be referred to as “perceptual plasticity”. But what is the phenomenology of these changes? The aim of the conference is to analyze the personal character of long-term sensory transformations.


The event will take place on May 9 and 10, 2024, at the Complexe des sciences – Campus MIL of the Université de Montréal (1375 ave Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux, Montréal, QC) in room B-2416. Participation is free and open to the public.


The event, organized by Maxime Doyon (Université de Montréal), will feature Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis), Søren Overgaard (Université de Copenhague), Maren Wehrle (Erasmus School of Philosophy), Matt Bower (Texas State University), Christine Tappolet (Université de Montréal), Luc Faucher (UQÀM), Ana Gomez-Carrillo Castro (McGill University), David Morris (Concordia University), Pierre Poirier (UQÀM) et Jonathan Simon (Université de Montréal).