A night of illusions

Suitable for:
general public

A night of illusions

19th August 2016
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

107 Redfern Street, Redfern, NSW, 2016


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Watch static images move and twist before your very own eyes. Feel your body change size and shape. Confuse your brain as you step into a realm that challenges your assumptions and messes with your perception.

The evening will feature a number of interactive demonstrations followed by talks and discussions with:

Dr Astrid Zeman – computational neuroscientist who works with illusions in artificial brains

Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic – studies human perception

Dr Lee Walsh – neurophysiologist and developer of the moving rubber finger illusion

Dr Susan Wardle – visual neuroscientist looking at how our brains create a visual experience of the world

Kim Ransley – PhD candidate researching spatial attention in the reading process

Dr Sarah McIntyre – sensory neuroscientist, specialising in touch and body senses

Erika Contini – PhD candidate studying brain patterns associated with seeing and recognising objects

Dr Vince Polito – studies cognitive control in altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis, flow and virtual reality.

Find more brain-related national science week events here.