Dr Hong Yu Wong is currently Group Leader of the Junior Research Group in Philosophy of Neuroscience at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, an excellence cluster at the University of Tübingen. He is also a faculty member of the Philosophisches Seminar and the Max Planck Neural and Behavioural Graduate School at the University of Tübingen.

His primary research interests concern the relations between perception and action, and the role of the body in structuring these relations. Alongside his philosophical research program, he does research in the psychology and neuroscience of body cognition and motor cognition with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Hertie Institute for Brain Research. He received his PhD from UCL in 2009 for a dissertation on the relation between bodily awareness and bodily action supervised by Paul Snowdon, Michael Martin and Christopher Peacocke. His honours include the Multimodality of Perception Essay Prize from the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp (2012) and the European Science Foundation’s CNCC Essay Award for Junior Scholars for interdisciplinary work on consciousness (2008). He was recently elected to the executive committee of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and sits on the advisory board of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Dr Wong is also one of the founders of LAF.

Seeing, Seeing as and Seeing in
Wednesday, 4th December 2013 | 16:00 – 18:00 | Senate House, Room 243


In this talk, I will explore associations and dissociations between these locutions and the capacities they are meant to pick out. In particular, I will examine various arguments put forward in the literature concerning the reducibility of seeing in to a form of resemblance or experienced resemblance. I will explore what is at stake in this debate, and whether it could be resolved by examining the empirical bases of these capacity ascriptions.