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The Perception Census

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Do you see what I see?

What’s in your mind when you imagine the colour red?

Is your blue the same as my blue? 

The language of colour may be universal, but how do we know if we all experience colour in the same way?

Scientists and philosophers have long been fascinated by these questions, and how we use both our minds, and our senses, to help interpret the world around us. We each experience the world in our own unique way, yet little is known about how and why this is so. Until now!

We have just launched The Perception Census – a new scientific study into the unique ways in which we each experience the world around us and how this shapes our lives, and who we are.

Part of the Dreamachine programme, the study is led by world-leading researchers Professor of Neuroscience Anil Seth from the University of Sussex and Professor of Philosophy Fiona Macpherson from the University of Glasgow.

Put your senses to the test

The uniquely personal world of the Dreamachine immersive experience comes from within, providing a magical insight into the extraordinary potential of your own mind. The Perception Census deepens this exploration into the senses, and whether you’ve been to the Dreamachine or not, you’re invited to collaborate in what will be the largest scientific research study of its kind in the world.

Explore with us how you perceive colours and illusions, time and sound, and the power of imagination and more. The more sections you finish, the more we’ll discover about the fascinating diversity of our minds.

By taking part, you’ll learn about your own powers of perception, and help our team of scientists and philosophers uncover why, and how, we all experience the world in our own unique ways.

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