Join Jamie Ward in conversation with exhibition curator, Sara Cluggish, to discover the intricacies of mirror-touch - feeling touch on one's own body when seeing touch on another person - as a relatively new form of synaesthesia.
Jamie is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. He is currently the most prolific researcher of synaesthesia in the world with over 40 empirical publications on this topic. His research in the area includes its neural basis and development, the effects it has on cognition, and its relationship to typical modes of perceiving.
Our forthcoming exhibition, Exercises in Empathy, explores how the body senses objects and responds to concepts and ideas through touch and movement. Photographs, moving image, sculpture and archive materials show how inner and physical worlds blur into each other. Acts of repetition, mirroring and mediation are used to examine the space between sensing and knowing, doing and thinking.
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