First Psychology Speaker of the winter term ~ Thursday, January 11, in Karp 105 at 12:45 pm

First Psychology Speaker of the winter term ~ Thursday, January 11, in Karp 105 at 12:45 pm
The Union College Psychology Department Speaker Series and Honors Colloquium welcome 
Eric Egan, Ph.D. 
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Union College 
for a public lecture entitled
Three-Dimensional Shape Perception Thursday
January 11, 2017 12:45–1:50 PM • Karp 105 
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Computational neuroscience techniques are bridging the gap between photoreceptors and conscious visual perception. Within the realm of vision, everything from works by ‘Old Master’ painters to visual illusions provide inspirational stimuli for research. Utilizing such stimuli in psychophysical experiments is the basis of three-dimensional shape perception. The brain’s behavior can then be described and predicted with computational models. These models help inform us about how the brain functions and may allow us to understand higher levels of cognition.
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