I'm a philosopher working in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and epistemology.
I argue that cognitive states have a certain capacity to be rationally revised in response to conflicting evidence, whereas at least some perceptual experiences lack this capacity. Relying on this asymmetry between cognition and perception, I further argue that we sometimes visually perceive social features. For instance, we sometimes visually perceive the intentions of others.
You can read my dissertation summary here.
► the role of perception in racist, sexist, & other biased behaviors
► the role of disordered perception in pathologies of action, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction