European Network for Sensory Research


 Funded by:

FWO Internationale Coordinatie Actie (300,000 Euros)


Part of the International Network for Sensory Research, which is a network of networks covering :

·      a North American branch, coordinated by Mohan Matthen (more info here)

·      a British branch coordinated by Barry Smith, Ophelia Deroy and Colin Blakemore (more infos here and here)

·      a European branch, coordinated by Bence Nanay (which is the European Network for Sensory Research.




Institutions that are part of the Network:

University of Antwerp, Centre for Philosophical Psychology

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Center for Research in Cognition and Neurosciences, Institute of Neuroscience, Consciousness, Cognition and Computation Group

KU Leuven, Philosophy and Experimental Psychology

University of Barcelona, Spain, ICREA Neuroscience

University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Psychology

University of Cyprus, Psychology

Ecole Normale Superiore, Paris

University of Tubingen, Germany, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

University of Milan, Italy, Neuroscience and Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Institute of Neuroscience

University of Nijmegen, Holland, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen

University of Geneva, Switzerland, Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives

University of Aarhus, Denmark, Centre for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience

University of Stockholm, Sweden

University of Cardiff, Wales, Neuroscience


International partners (via the International Network of Sensory Research):

University of Toronto, Canada, Philosophy and Psychology

University of British Columbia, Psychology and Neuroscience

Harvard University, USA, Philosophy

MIT, USA, Philosophy

Washington University, USA, Philosophy and Cognitive Science

University of California, San Diego, USA, Philosophy

Oxford University, UK

Cambridge University, UK

University of London, UK, Institute of Philosophy, SenCes

University of Glasgow, UK, Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience

University of Warwick, UK, Philosophy




Events (all at the University of Antwerp unless otherwise noted):



Conference on Auditory Perception. June 30-July 1, 2016. 


Casey O’Callaghan (Washington University)

Elvira Di Bona (Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem)

Matt Nudds (University of Warwick)

Matt Soteriou (University of Warwick)


Fifth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture, May 19, 2016


Stephen Stich (Rutgers)


Conference on Intuitions and Beliefs. May 17-18, 2016. 


John Bengson (Wisconsin)

Grace Helton (Antwerp)

Eric Mandelbaum (Baruch College, CUNY)

Stephen Stich (Rutgers)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University/Antwerp)

Asa Wikforss (Stockholm)


Workshop on Aesthetics and emotions. March 16, 2016. 


Sabine Doering (University of Tuebingen)

Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland, College Park)

Myriam Albor (UNAM)

Kris Goffin (Antwerp)

Stephane Lemaire (Rennes)


Workshop on Mental imagery. March 3, 2016. 


Ophelia Deroy (University of London)

Christopher Mole (University of British Columbia)

Rob van Lier (Nijmegen)

Jake Quilty-Dunn (CUNY Graduate Center)

Adam Zeman (Exeter)


Workshop on Top-down influences on perception. February 25, 2015. 


Christopher Gauker (University of Salzburg)

Jesse Prinz (CUNY Graduate Center)

Katia Samoilova (University of Tubingen)

Josefa Toribio (Barcelona)

Alberto Voltolini (University of Torino)

Johan Wagemans (Leuven)


Talk series on the perception/cognition divide, Spring 2016


February 11: Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh)

March 17: Jonathan Cohen (University of California, San Diego)

April 14: Manolo Martinez (University of Barcelona)

April 28: Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow)

May 12: Alex Byrne (MIT)

May 19: Stephen Stich (Rutgers)


Workshop on Picture perception. February 9, 2016. 


Solveig Aasen (Oslo)

Whitney Davis (University of British Columbia)

John Hyman (Oxford University)

Paul Smith (University of Warwick)

Maarten Steenhagen (Antwerp)                                                                                                   


Workshop on Analog content and magnitudes. November 3, 2015. 


Brian Ball (Oxford University)

Jacob Beck (York University)

Christopher Peacocke  (Columbia University)

Johanna Wolff (Hong Kong University)


Conference on Desire and Action, September 23-25, 2015


Stephen Butterfill (Warwick)

Agnes Moors (Leuven)

Peter Railton (Michigan

Tim Schroeder (Ohio State)

Joshua Shepard (Oxford)

Neil Sinhababu (Singapore) 


Workshop on imagination and mental imagery, June 9-10, 2015


Margherita Arcangeli (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Robert Hopkins (NYU)

Peter Langland-Hassan (University of Cincinnati)

Sam Liao (University of Leeds)

Albert Newen (Ruhr Universitat Bochum)

Paul Noordhof (University of York)

Margot Strohminger (University of Antwerp)

Daniela Tagliafico (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Uku Tooming (University of Tartu)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State University and University of Antwerp)


Workshop on absence perception, May 21, 2015


Roberto Casati (Institut Jean Nicod)

Dan Cavedon-Taylor (University of Antwerp)

Jerome Dokic (Institut Jean Nicod)

Anya Farennikova (University of Bristol)

Roy Sorensen (Wahington University, St Louis)


Fourth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture, May 19, 2016


Ned Block (NYU)


Workshop with Ned Block on perception and attention, May 12, 2015


Ned Block (NYU)

Tony Cheng (UCL)

Sascha Fink (Osnabruck)

Peter Fazekas (Aarhus)

James Stazicker (Reading)

Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State/Antwerp)


Workshop on the multimodality of perception, April 30, 2015


Robert Briscoe (Ohio University)

Frederique de Vignemont (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)

Matthew Nudds (University of Warwick)


Talk series on Unconscious Mental Processes, Spring 2015


February 12: Axel Cleeremans (Brussels)

March 5: Julien Deonna (University of Geneva)

March 12: Galen Strawson (University of Texas at Austin)

March 19: Ian Philips (University of Oxford)

March 26: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)

May 7: Ophelia Deroy (University of London)

My 13: Ned Block (New York University) – Fourth Annual Marc Jeannerod Lecture


Conference on intentions, distal and proximal, December 10-11, 2014


Al Mele (Florida State University)

Elisabeth Pacherie (Jean Nicod Institute, Paris)

Neil Sinhababu (University of Singapore)

Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University)

Avery Archer (Tennessee)

Chiara Brozzo (Antwerp)

Silvia Felletti and Fabio Paglieri (Rome)

Jens Gillessen (Halle)

Frank Hindriks (Groningen)

Gregor Hochstetter (Tubingen)

Zachary Irving (Toronto)

Angelica Kaufmann (Antwerp)

Philippe Lusson (NYU)


Workshop on perceptual and nonperceptual phenomenology, December 4, 2014


Laura Gow (University of Antwerp)

Farid Masrour (University of Wisconsin)

Michelle Montague (University of Texas at Austin)

David Papineau (King's College London and CUNY Graduate Center)

David Pitt (Cal State LA)


Workshop on the perception of time, October 17, 2014


Christoph Hoerl (University of Warwick)

Geoffrey Lee (University of California, Berkeley)

L. A. Paul (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Ian Phillips (Oxford University)

Nick Young (University of Antwerp)


Nonpropositional and imagistic representations conference, June 10-11, 2014.


Liz Camp (Rutgers)

Tim Crane (Cambridge)

Austen Clark (Connecticut)

Dominic Gregory (Sheffield)

Alex Grzankowski (Texas Tech)

John Kulvicki (Dartmouth)

Mohan Matthen (Toronto)

Michael Rescorla (UC Santa Barbara)


Conference on the representationalism vs. relationalism debate, May 12-13, 2014.


Bill Brewer (King's College, London)

Craig French (Cambridge)

Kathrin Gluer (Stockholm)

Ivan Ivanov (Warwick)

Heather Logue (Leeds)

M. G. F. Martin (University College London and UC Berkeley)

Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers)

Erik Myin (Antwerp)

Adam Pautz (University of Texas, Austin)

Susanna Schellenberg (Rutgers)

Matthew Soteriou (Warwick)


Workshop on Action Phenomenology, March 12, 2014


Tim Bayne (Manchester)

Jacob Berger (Antwerp)

Thor Grunbaum (Copenhagen)

Myrto Mylopoulos (Fordham)

Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen)