Martin Davies


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 in 2006.

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.

  1. *The Corpus Christi College Hall, pictured above, dates from the foundation of the College in 1517.