Daten zum Projekt

Finding perspective

Initiative: European Platform
Bewilligung: 08.12.2014
Laufzeit: 3 Jahre


Perspective is a basic structural feature of spatial perception: we perceive the world not only with our bodies, but also from our bodies. The "Finding Perspective" project is built around two central hypotheses about the relation between perspectival experience and bodily experience: (1) that perspectival experience is embodied insofar as bodily experience and perspectival experience are mutually influential; and (2) that both bodily and perspectival experiential phenomena are richly differentiated, such that different forms of each structure one another in a variety of ways. Testing these hypotheses will enable "Finding Perspective" to systematically investigate the structure of embodied perspectival experience with an unprecedented level of precision. Using an unparalleled range of methods to investigate embodied perspectival experience, ranging from state of the art virtual reality technologies, psychophysics, brain imaging, to phenomenological and conceptual analysis, "Finding Perspective" will develop the first comprehensive theory of embodied perspectival experience. "Finding Perspective" thus promises to provide new insights into the nature of spatial perception, embodied action, and the relation between self, body, and (the natural and virtual) world.


  • Adrian John Tetteh Alsmith, PhD

    University of Copenhagen
    Faculty of Humanities
    Centre for Subjectivity Research
    Copenhagen S

  • Prof. Matthew Longo, Ph.D.

    Birkbeck, University of London
    Department of Psychological Sciences

  • Dr. Betty Mohler

    Max-Planck-Institut für biologische
    Human Perception, Cognition and Action

  • Christophe Lopez, Ph. D.

    CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche
    Neurosciences Intégratives et Adaptatives
    UMR 7260 - FR 3C
    Centre Saint Charles, Case B
    Marseille Cdx 03

  • Prof. Dr. Hong Yu Wong, Ph.D.

    Universität Tübingen
    Philosophisches Seminar
    Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative