Details of images from Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development (1883), by Sir Francis Galton
According to the conventional wisdom, sensation occupies the lowest rung of the perceptual apparatus, next comes perception, and the crown goes to cognition. This virtual lecture series aims to upset this pyramid by arguing that far more goes on at the level of sensation than is commonly thought.
It takes its cue from the English philosopher, scientist, poet and playwright Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673), who wrote: "[The] Eye is as knowing as the Ear, and the Ear as knowing as the Nose, and the Nose as knowing as the Tongue ... the Heads Braines cannot ingross all knowledge to themselves."
All lectures and ensuing discussions will take place live on Zoom at the designated hour and last approximately 100 minutes. The December 2 lecture by Christopher Forth will also be presented in-person, in Room H-1120 of the Hall Building.