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Your lying brain - can you believe what you see?

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Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Dr Jenny Bizley asks if you should always trust your brain’s interpretations.

Woman listening to headphones

Seeing and hearing allows us to make sense of the world around us, but should you always trust your brain’s interpretation? Our brains process hundreds of sensory inputs at once, but only recently have we discovered how much our sensory systems interact. 

In this interactive talk, Dr Jenny Bizley explores perception versus reality and if we can explain what’s happening inside our brains.

Dr Jenny Bizley is a Royal Society University Research Fellow, currently working at the UCL Ear Institute. Jenny seeks to link the patterns of neural activity in the auditory cortex to our perception of the world around us.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors open 15 minutes before and we encourage schools to arrive early to guarantee a place
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2016

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org

Your lying brain - can you believe what you see?

Dr Jenny Bizley asks if you should always trust your brain’s interpretations.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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