Glasgow Science Festival: Vision, Perception, and Illusion


Speaker: Prof Colin Blakemore, Prof Fiona Macpherson
Date: Monday 8 June 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Glasgow University, Lecture Theatre 2, Boyd Orr Building, G12 8QR
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Talk by Professor Colin Blakemore and Professor Fiona Macpherson on ‘Vision, Perception, and Illusion’ as part of the 2015 Glasgow Science Festival.

Human vision feels like a seamless, real-time video stream. In reality, the brain receives a sequence of snapshots of tiny parts. Sir Colin Blakemore, University of London, explains how we convert so little into so much. Prof Fiona Macpherson, University of Glasgow, looks at illusions and hallucinations. What happens when perception goes wrong?

Doors open 18:40 for 19:00 start.

This event will take place in Lecture Theatre 2 of the Boyd Orr Building at the University of Glasgow (D1 on the campus map): http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_1887_en.pdf

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