Matthew Fulkerson

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093

ON LEAVE 2021-2022

About Me:

My research is focused on emotions, perception, pain, affect, and motivation. My focus has been on the sense of touch and haptic exploration. 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. More recently, I’ve been focusing on the relationship between emotions and perception, on the nature of the self, on motivating sensory states, and on sensory pleasure and pain. You can read more about my research using the tabs above.