Sight, Sound and Mental Health

Arts Building - Lecture Room 201 (R16 on campus map)
Monday 16 March 2015 (12:00-14:00)

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.

Admission is free however places are limited so book to reserve your place.

This event is sponsored by PERFECT and presented as part of the University of Birmingham's Arts & Science Festival (16-22 March 2015), a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus.