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'A Night of Illusions' event

CCD is proud to sponsor 'A Night of Illusions' - an evening of interactive science featuring demonstrations of cognitive and perceptual illusions by researchers from Macquarie and other Sydney universities.

"Baffle your senses with an evening of tactile and visual illusions. 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. You will never see the world the same again."

'A Night of Illusions' will feature interactive demonstrations from many talented scientists including:

  • Dr Astrid Zeman (CCD alumni), computational neuroscientist, who has received international media coverage on her work with illusions in artificial brains.
  • Dr Susan Wardle (CCD Associate Investigator), visual neuroscientist at Macquarie University, looks at how the human brain creates our visual experience of the world.
  • Erika Contini (CCD student), PhD (Neuropsychology) Candidate at Macquarie University who evaluates brain patterns associated with seeing and recognising objects.
  • Dr Vince Polito (CCD Associate Investigator), studies cognitive control in altered states of consciousness such as hypnosis and flow.
  • Dr Stephen Pritchard (CCD Associate Investigator), investigates body representation and sensory processing in virtual reality.
  • Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic has dedicated many years to the study of human perception - vision, proprioception and touch. She runs a laboratory at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Dr Lee Walsh, neurophysiologist and developer of the moving rubber finger illusion, is expert at creating illusions of limb movement and body ownership.
  • Kim Ransley, PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, researches spatial attention in the reading process.
  • Dr Sarah McIntyre, sensory neuroscientist, specialises in touch and body senses and will be demonstrating tactile illusions, which reveal how the brain takes short-cuts to make sense of the world.

'A Night of Illusions'

  • 6pm Friday 19th August
    107 Projects - 107 Redfern St, Redfern
    Entry is free

More information on 'A Night of Illusions' is available at the following event pages:

Demonstration of the rubber hand illusion

Demonstration of the Rubber Hand Illusion

 

Further Information

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