Close encounter with the 3D mind

Interactive talk as part of the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2014

Dr Kristine Krug in 3D

Event details

3D vision is an excellent tool for predators and tool users like us. Through combination of the images in our two eyes, we experience a detailed, 3-dimensional world, with which we successfully interact. With Dr Kristine Krug, you will test your 3D vision and explore how 3D cinema works. You will find out how flat images on the cinema screen create the deceptive impression of depth we enjoy in 3D movies. What does this construction tell us about how the brain works when we see in 3D? Can we use this knowledge to reveal how our brain gives rise to visual perception?

Dr Kristine Krug is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at Oxford University. She investigates how the brain gives rise to our experience of the visual world. In her lab, she uses brain imaging and recording from nerve cells, stimulating and tracing brain circuits in the primate that directly contribute to visual perception. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B and the European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and Humanities created by the Volkswagen Foundation.

This event is suitable for adults and children 14 years and over.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 1.15pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiries: Contact the events team.

Close encounter with the 3D mind 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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