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Interview with Matthew Fulkerson on touch

Overthink co-hosts Ellie Anderson and David Peña-Guzmán interview Matthew Fulkerson on touch, as part of their series on the five senses.

"My research is focused on emotions, perception, pain, affect, and motivation. My focus has been on the sense of touch and haptic exploration." Fulkerson said. "I’m especially interested in the relationship between bodily awareness and our experience of the world, and in understanding how touch connects and interacts with the other senses."

Dr. Fulkerson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California San Diego, and his book and articles on touch are key for understanding the unique perceptual phenomena of touch. He is the author of "The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch" (MIT Press, 2014).

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