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Do you trust what you see and what you hear? Come and listen to our experts describe and explain real world applications of research into how we sense and perceive the world around us.
Searching for Targets in Real-World Tasks
Dr Hayward Godwin (Lecturer within Psychology at the University of Southampton)
What factors influence how well an airport screener can spot a gun in an X-ray, or how well a radiologist can spot a tumour in a CT scan? In this talk, I’ll be giving an overview of visual search tasks, with a focus on real-world environments where missing a target is critical to the safety and security of others. I’ll talk about existing research into visual search, with a focus on how, when and why targets can be missed. I’ll also describe routes that can be taken to minimise the errors made when people search.
Communicating in Noisy Places. How the Ear and Auditory Brain Process Sound and what Happens when it Goes Wrong.
Alan Sanderson (PhD student Institute of Sound and Vibration Research FEE)
Alan is a Clinical Scientist working in the field of Audiology. His research and professional interests range from the hearing clinic to basic science of the auditory system. In this talk he will describe the fundamental mechanisms of hearing and listening, especially in real-world situations. He will discuss some of the amazing processes going on in our ears and brains whenever we listen to speech or music. These experiences are central to human well-being and are significantly impacted by environmental noise and hearing impairment.