NEPTUN Biography


Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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Playing with Perception in Splash Spring 2020
Has your brain been tricking you? Seeing movement in images which are perfectly still? Hearing different words from the ones actually being said? Our brains are supposed to reliably tell us about the external environment, so how can this happen? Sensory illusions are not only fun to engage with, but essential tools to understand the way the brain works to understand our environment. In this course, we will demonstrate and discuss both popular and lesser-known optical, auditory, and tactile illusions with the goal of understanding more about brain processing. You will also have the opportunity to get your own burning questions about perception answered and leave knowing illusions, and your brain, a little better.