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Illusion & Reality: The Science of Perception

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:30am

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B30

Speaker Name(s): 

Lew Harvey

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • CU Wizards Program

Event Details & Abstract: 

Professor Harvey's show is good brain exercise!  The brain constructs the experience of reality using sensory information from the outside world combined with internal information from memory, fears, desires, and goals. Sometimes the experience of reality is distorted and results in so-called visual and auditory illusions. We will learn how the brain works by exploring the conditions under which certain visual and auditory illusions occur. Be prepared to have your reality distorted!