I work in the philosophy of perception and cognitive science. My research focuses on developing an account of the nature of our perceptual experience of the world. I'm interested in the following questions: Do neural states fully determine the phenomenology of perceptual experiences? If not, what is the contribution of the external world to phenomenology? Is that contribution missing from experiences of what's not there, such as dreams and hallucinations? What, precisely, is the contribution of neural activity to phenomenology? I also do work on demonstrative thought, with emphasis on how our perceptual experiences enable it and what that tel…

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