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Medicine and the Senses: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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School of English, University of Leeds

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This one-day event will inspire debate on the role and significance of the senses within medicine. The symposium is interdisciplinary in spirit; accordingly, we will be presenting papers from a wide range of disciplines. The keynote speaker for the event will be Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University, who will be presenting ‘Sensation and the symptom: understanding the ‘feeling’ of breathlessness’.

The value of the senses as an aid to diagnosis is demonstrated throughout the history of medicine. However, advances in digital technology and medical simulation have extended and modified the range of perceptions available to clinicians. This extension of the senses, beyond the merely physiological, invites a closer investigation of our understanding of the sensorium, and what it means to 'sense'.

A full schedule of the day's papers will be available shortly.

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