Mervyn Millar is Artist in Residence at the QMUL Centre for the History of Emotions during 2017.
This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
It is an enquiry into what happens when we watch a puppet and believe that it is alive, even though we know it is dead.
Mervyn will meet researchers across the UK and find out about perspectives on this phenomenon from various fields including philosophy, experimental psychology, social neuroscience and neurology.
It is possible that the project will lead to the development of a new theatre piece about perception.
The lead contact at CHE is Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith.
Other correspondents include:
Dr James Kilner, UCL
Dr Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, MRC-CBU Cambridge University
Prof Matthew Longo, Birkbeck University of London
Dr Marta Ponari, University of Kent
Dr Susanne Quadflieg, University of Bristol
Prof Susanna Siegel, Harvard University