Is Seeing Believing?

  • June 13, 2013 · 7:30 PM

Dr. Rebecca Lawson is a senior lecturer in Psychology based at the University of Liverpool. She completed a PhD on human visual object recognition at the University of Birmingham and then a post-doc at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Her research investigates how the human brain perceives, remembers and creates the shape of 3D objects, and she compares object recognition by vision and by touch. In addition, she tries to find out what people believe about how their visual system works. Specifically, she has found that many people make striking and systematic errors when they try to predict what they will be able to see in mirrors and windows. Finally, she looks at people's explanations of how common, everyday objects - like bicycles, cranes and greenhouses - function and the surprising mistakes that people make.

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  • Graham C.

    Good, engaging, entertaining talk. Left the audience to draw their own conclusions as to why we, or some people at least, see things the way we do.

    June 14, 2013

  • David

    Sounds interesting, look forward to meeting you all :)

    June 13, 2013

  • sabie

    Im a newbie here but very interested in this one .
    see you all this evening I am a big believer in visualization
    i run through my race mentally so that i even more prepared feel
    - Allyson felix -

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How will I find you guys? Will you have a sign?

    June 12, 2013

    • Geoff W.

      As Sam said!

      June 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh excellent. I'll see you there tonight. Looking forward to it- my first meetup with you guys

      June 13, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Really sorry guys, I can't make it now. I was really looking forward to this as well. Catch you all next time..Cheers

    June 12, 2013

  • Laura G.

    Something came up I couldn't move :(

    June 12, 2013

  • David Peter F.

    Sounds like a really interesting talk. Can't wait!

    June 7, 2013

  • Becky

    Can I bring a +1?

    May 8, 2013

    • Aisha A.

      Hi Becky, Skeptics is a very relaxed affair and so the more the merrier! :-)

      1 · May 8, 2013

    • Becky

      Excellent! :) Really looking forward to it!

      June 2, 2013

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