When: Tuesday, September 18, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Frangipani Room at the Indiana Memorial Union
Illusions are important tools for understanding how the brain builds our experience of reality. Likewise, the principles developed by magicians and illusionists throughout history can be very useful to manipulate attention and awareness in the laboratory. In this exciting presentation, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macnik, both neuroscientists and aficionados of magic, will explore how the perceptual and cognitive illusions developed by artists and magicians can be applied to the study of the neural bases of consciousness and perception.
A reception and book signing will follow the presentation. Meet the scientists, enjoy delicious snacks, and get to know your fellow ASURE students!