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Seeing is Believing?

Please note that the function room is on the first floor with no step-free access. Gender neutral toilets are available. Under 18s are permitted to attend this event.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 19:00
Event: 19:30-21:30
The Greenbank, 57 Bellevue Road,
Bristol BS5 6DP
Sold Out!
When I look at a painting, do I see the same as you see? And why do I hate it, whereas it moves you to tears? Tonight we'll explore what the brain is doing when we process visual information. This evening is guaranteed to bring a new perspective to everything you see! 

The Wonder of Seeing

Iain Gilchrist (Professor of Neuropsychology)
When we open our eyes, the world is just there in all its
vibrant, shimmering, colourful glory.
For most of us at least, it’s easy to take
seeing for granted because it appears effortless.
We see with our brain and large parts of the brain
are involved in this complex process. In this talk we
will take a look inside that brain box and discuss how
seeing might actually work.

Disabling or Enabling a Digital World

Greig Dickson (PhD Student)
Ute Leonards (Reader in Neuropsychology)
Did you ever perceive a pattern on the floor of a building or in the outside world as beautiful and inviting to walk on while a family member or a friend tried to avoid stepping on it? Why are there such big differences in how patterns in the environment affect people? And what have these differences to do with the way our brain processes visual information? In this talk, we will have a look at how and why the visual world we live in affects us in surprising ways.
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