Emily Prychitko Defends "Event Perception"

The Department of Philosophy and Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program congratulate PNP Graduate Student Emily Prychitko  in successfully defending her doctoral dissertation Event Perception.

Abstract: My dissertation is on event perception, a topic that has been largely unexplored in philosophy. I show that the existing talk of event perception in the philosophy of perception is in need of rigorous development. On the basis of the empirical work on event perception, I argue that we perceive events. I suggest that event representations are over and above object and property representations and that we perceptually attribute temporal boundness uniquely to events. My dissertation is supervised by Casey O'Callaghan (advisor), Jeff Zacks (psychology), John HeilRon Mallon, and Becko Copenhaver.