Experience a day of activities that will challenge your understanding of your senses of taste and smell.
Members of the Rethinking the Senses team will present examples of multisensory interactions such as the importance of the visual appearance of food, tasting without smell, and the sound of strawberries. This will give the public the opportunity to see, smell, and taste how philosophers and scientists are working together to better understand how these senses contribute to our daily lives.
Activities will include interactive experiments, talks and demonstrations, and ‘The Lab’, a separate testing area created to show how taste and smell are tested in the laboratory.
Professor Charles Spence will also be giving two public lectures on ‘The Perfect Meal’, as well as signing copies of his new book, co-authored with Betina Piqueras-Fiszman, The Perfect Meal: The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining.
This event is organized by AHRC Large Grant ‘Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception’ as part of Being Human- A Festival of the Humanities.