Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social


Mirror-touch: Synaesthesia and the social is a two day conference/symposium taking place at Tate Modern this weekend. 

People with mirror-touch feel a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they witness touch to other people and often to objects. This symposium investigates how mirror-touch synaesthesia can model an empathic way of engaging with artworks. 

Speakers from neuroscience, art practice and theory, anthropology, and film studies discuss this fascinating condition, challenging the notion that merely looking is passive and celebrating the political agency of perception.

For more info and tickets check the Tate Modern website.