Other Norwich events

Art, Illusion, and Your Brain

Past event - 2018
14 May Doors open 19:00
Event 19:30- 21:30
Cafe Britannia, Guildhall, Guildhall Hill,
Norwich NR2 1JS
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More information meets the eyes than we can understand. Our brain selects bits to focus on, then tries to fill in the missing details.  Two psychologists discuss this ability, which is impressive even when it goes seriously wrong

Visual Illusions

Dr Martin Doherty (Senior lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia )
Senior lecturer in Psychology Dr Martin Doherty will present some classic visual illusions, and show how different people literally see the world differently. This can depend on how old you are, whether you are male or female, which part of the world you grew up in, and even what you choose to study, even exploring some ideas why.

What Art Tells Us About Vision and the Brain

Dr George Malcolm (Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia )
The ability to both produce and understand works of art can tell scientists a great deal about how our brain processes and interprets our world. I will review both how children’s art allows us to understand how we develop visual concepts, and how artists’ manipulations of reality show us the limits of our brains’ capabilities.