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March 23rd, 2018 – The deceptiveness of perception

Grounds for Science

 

with Dylan Paiton

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Scarlet City Espresso Bar

Did You See That? A Theory of Visual Perception

Optical illusions and visual hallucinations are highly unusual. How is it that we are able to see something that is not really there? Dylan will outline standard methods that neuroscientists use to better understand how our brains process light, and introduce a theory for conscious vision that has guided decades of computational and experimental neuroscience.

Trippy optical illusion

Dylan Paiton

Dylan is a PhD candidate in the Vision Science Graduate Group at UC Berkeley. He works at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience with Dr. Bruno Olshausen on mathematical models for how neurons process visual information. He spends his free time playing with his dog Barley and ultimate frisbee.

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