Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13th
Location: Pfizer Hall at Harvard University, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge (link to directions)
Speakers: Dana Boebinger
Graphics: Olivia Foster Rhoades
Have you wondered why you see a black and blue dress, but your friend insists that it is white and gold? Perception is the process by which the brain gathers and interprets information about the world that it receives through our senses. But perception is much more than a passive relay of information from your eyes and ears to your brain. Instead, your brain interprets the information sent from your sensory organs, and actively creates your perception of the world. Despite the ease with which you are able to see and hear the world around you, this process is actually extremely complex. Join us as we explore how your brain makes sense of your sensations, and what happens when this process goes wrong.