Playing Tricks with the Mind: Illusion and its Affect

Panel event for The Art of Pain art/science exhibition and symposium, Hawke Centre Adelaide July 2015.

The Art of Pain: Playing Tricks With The Mind – Illusion and its affect

Research fellow Dr Valeria Bellan discusses how the processing of tactile and painful stimuli informs multisensory integration and body representation – and in particular how our understanding of our peripersonal space informs our experience of pain.

Valeria will be joined by two of The Art of Pain exhibiting artists, Cat Jones and Eugenie Lee, who have both worked alongside her and other researchers at Body in Mind to test how artistic tools and processes concerned with illusion can contribute to this research.