Join us on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. SHARP to hear Dr. Pascal Wallisch speak on the topic of The Psychology of Perception: Flying Saucers & The Virgin Mary.
The event will take place in the Library of the Queens Pride House located at[masked]th Avenue, Suite 206, Jackson Heights, New York 11372.
ADMISSION FEE: $3.00 for Queens LP members; $5.00 for Non-Members.
If you are driving, arrive early to look for free street parking. There are also many 2-hour Muni-Meter spots and a nearby parking lot.
If you are coming by subway, use the IRT "7" Flushing Line and exit at 74th Street/Broadway. You can also use the IND "E", "F" or "R" Queens Blvd. Lines and exit at the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue stop.
If you get lost, call Dr. Tom Stevens on his cell phone at[masked]-7075.
Dr. Wallisch will discuss how our minds try to make sense of what we see and how that perception is influenced both by our subjective beliefs and by the processes of the mind itself that fills in gaps and tries to organize external data into understandable recognizable forms. If we believe in ghosts, flying saucers, devils, demons and angels, we will interpret external stimuli and objective reality in a manner that influences what we think we see. For Objectivists in the crowd, you can describe the topic of Dr. Wallisch's speech as being "When A Is Not The Same A For Everyone - Neuroscientific Explorations In Epistemology".
Dr. Pascal Wallisch received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Chicago and is now doing neuroscience research and teaching at New York University. He specializes in exploring subjective representations of the objective physical environment.