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Distinguished Visiting Professor


Martin Davies is Emeritus Wilde Professor of Mental Philosophy at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Corpus Christi College. He was Wilde Reader in Mental Philosophy from 1993 to 2000 and then took up a Professorship in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, returning to Oxford as Wilde Professor from 2006 until he retired in 2017. 

He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University (where he was an undergraduate in philosophy and mathematics, 1968–72) and Distinguished Visiting Focus Professor in Monash University Philosophy Department’s Focus Program on Belief, Value, and Mind.

His research interests are in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with recent work on delusions (including anosognosia for motor impairments), the methodology of cognitive neuropsychology, and consciousness; and empirical collaborations on the illusion of self-touch (a version of the rubber hand illusion), inattentional blindness, and motion-induced blindness. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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Research Output

Inattentional blindness on the full-attention trial: Are we throwing out the baby with the bathwater?

White, R. C., Davies, M. & Aimola Davies, A. M., 2018, In : Consciousness and Cognition. 59, p. 64-77 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Glyn Humphreys: Attention, Binding, Motion-Induced Blindness

Davies, M., 2017, In : Mind & Language. 32, 2, p. 127-154 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Knowledge (Explicit, Implicit and Tacit): Philosophical Aspects

Davies, M., 2015, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Academic Press, p. 74-90 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)

A role of 3-D surface-from-motion cues in motion-induced blindness

Rosenthal, O., Davies, M., Davies, A. M. A. & Humphreys, G. W., 2013, In : Perception. 42, 12, p. 1353-1361 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial limits on the nonvisual self-touch illusion and the visual rubber hand illusion: Subjective experience of the illusion and proprioceptive drift

Aimola Davies, A. M., White, R. C. & Davies, M., 2013, In : Consciousness and Cognition. 22, 2, p. 613-636 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

19 Citations (Scopus)