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The papers collected in this volume originate from the international conference “Sense and Sensibility: empirical and Philosophical investigations on the Five Senses”, held in January 2013 at San Raffaele University and organized by the research Unit “Person, Social cognition and normativity” (Prin 2008), the research center in Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person and the research center in experimental and applied epistemology of San Raffaele University. Its aim was to promote a thorough exploration of the world of sensory experiences from phenomenological, cognitive, and neurobiological points of view. The questions addressed in the conference and in the papers that constitute the present collection are the following: What is the nature of the senses and how do the different senses operate? In particular, can each sense modality be understood in isolation from any other such modality or, in order to fully understand each sense modality, do we need to understand how that modality relates to the others? Are our perceptual experiences representational states? and, if so, what and how do they represent? moreover, what is the relation between the representational features of our sense experiences and their phenomenal qualities? Apart from modal experiences, are there also “crossmodal” experiences and, in the positive case, how do they differ from modal ones? How do we account for the multi-modality of sensory experience and how is the information gathered from different sensory modalities bound together in such a way as to account for the fact that our experiences are phenomenally unified? - Calabi C., Sacchi E. (2013), “Introduction”, Phenomenology and Mind, vol. 4, p. 9