SciArt Book Club: Perception

This is a past event

7 people went

590 Madison Ave

590 Madison Ave · New York, NY

How to find us

Entrance is on NW corner of 56th St.

Location image of event venue

Details

Where: 590 Madison Avenue Atrium (entrance at NW corner of 56th Street)
When: June 16th, 6:30-8:30pm
Book: Perception: A Very Short Introduction by Brian Rogers

Perception is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to inform our behavior and to create our subjective experience of the surrounding world. Professor Rogers describes how we are able to perceive the particular characteristics of objects and scenes -- such as their lightness, color, form, depth, and motion. Further, he argues that perception should be seen as part of a holistic system involving both the extraction of perceptual information and the control of action.

About the club:
In our increasingly complex world, knowing a little about a lot not only grounds our own interests within all spheres of knowledge, but helps us foster the holistic thinking that will illuminate our questions with innovative and unique points of view. At the SciArt Book Club, we aim to cover some of today's most scientifically and socially vital topics through a variety of texts (often selected from Oxford's Very Short Introduction series).

The SciArt Book Club generally meets every 6 weeks on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. Each session is hosted by Paul Poggiali and features other club members as co-facilitators. In contrast to a traditional book club, preparation for our sessions does not require substantial reading - all levels of preparedness are welcome. Facilitators will provide a brief discussion guide prior to the meeting – email [masked] to receive the next meeting’s guide.