2015 Talks

Sight, Sound and Mental Health


Monday, 16 March 2015




Arts, LR 201



We are surrounded by images and sounds, and these usually are a reliable guide to the world. But on some occasions we hear voices when nobody is around, and see things that are not there. Lisa Bortolotti, philosopher of psychology and psychiatry at Birmingham, chairs a lunchtime session on visual and auditory experiences and their impact on mental health.

Speakers include: Sam Wilkinson (Philosophy, Durham University) on varieties of verbal hallucinations; Amy Hardy (Psychology, King’s College London) on the role of imagery in everyday life; and Ema Sullivan-Bissett (Philosophy, Birmingham) on beliefs of alien abduction.

Presented by the Department of Philosophy with sponsorship from PERFECT – www.projectperfect.eu