Presentation at Reading, Jan. 2013

Presentation at Reading, Jan. 2013

2015年12月30日 星期三

From Late 2014 to the End of 2015

Many things have happened during this period, mostly good things. The visiting to U.C. Berkeley was great - as before I am always very productive there. I have restarted to submit papers for publication, and there have been some success. A paper on the Molyneux's question is out on i-Perception, and another one on Kripkenstein is out on Philosophical Investigations. Both were written at Berkeley, though in different years. There are more to come.

At Berkeley, I visited several labs, including visual space lab led by Marty Banks and Alison Gopnik's developmental lab. In 2015, the visit to UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with Patrick Haggard has been very fruitful: the first half of it I was part of the team exploring thermal grill illusion without touch, and the second half we wrote a paper together for The Body and the Self, Revisited. The part-time psychology course at Birkbeck is almost done. The engagement of science has been the main theme of 2015 for me.

The main thing I will need to focus on from now on is the dissertation. The main themes have been objectivity, space and perception, but the exact shape is unstable. I am not sure how much I will need to worry about this. Every year I meet with my supervisor ten times or more, and we have good discussions. But most materials written for supervisions cannot be used in the draft. I don't know what to do. But I guess there is no way out of this. I simply need to carry on (and hopefully keep calm).